Mellen v. Winn

After serving 17 years in prison for a murder she did not commit, woman sues LAPD detective for withholding evidence that the prosecution’s star witness was a serial liar who had already been deemed an “unreliable informant” five years before the murder trial. Detective contends that no reasonable officer would have understood that disclosure of this evidence was required. Ninth Circuit: Well then you and I have different understandings of the word “reasonable.” (Click here for more on the case from the National Registry of Exonerations.)

Tags: 2018, Ninth Circuit, Police, Wrongful Conviction

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