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Court: Man Can Sue LAPD Over Allegedly Forced Confession

September 24, 2012  | 

A Los Angeles man who spent 19 years in prison for murders he did not commit will be able to sue the LAPD for allegedly coercing his confession, a panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

Harold C. Hall should be permitted to amend his complaint against the city to allege coerced confession, which the court said was made as a result of "desperation, fear and fatigue," in possible violation of the Fifth Amendment.

The majority in the 2-1 decision said “the extraordinary circumstances” of Hall’s conviction justified the court’s unusual action as necessary “to prevent a woefully unjust result.”

Read Full Story at: LATimes.com


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Marshal @ 9/26/2012 7:44 AM

I am sure glad I am not a cop in California. I think you all need to leave that state and see what the dumbass courts do with no cops. Stay safe.

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