sábado, 21 de novembro de 2015

Uma justa indemnização

The government of Washington, D.C., has agreed to pay $16.65 million to a man after a federal jury found that two police detectives had framed him for the 1981 rape and murder of a college student, a crime for which he was wrongly imprisoned for 27 years.

The amount was the largest in a civil rights verdict in the history of the District of Columbia, said a lawyer for the man, Donald E. Gates, and raised the possibility that the retired detectives, Ronald S. Taylor and Norman Brooks, might have committed similar misconduct in hundreds of homicide cases going back three decades.