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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Yung on police, lethal force, and video

Corey Yung weighs in at CoOp with six other instances in which police officers were not prosecuted (or otherwise sanctioned) for using lethal force against unarmed minority men, even when events were captured on video. Go watch.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on December 3, 2014 at 06:44 PM in Howard Wasserman, Law and Politics | Permalink


Howard,there are some excerpts from Wilson's testimony under questioning by the assistant prosecutor. It sounds like questioning by a defense attorney.

BTW, my guess was that in addition to the usual prosecutor/ police conspiracy, the fact that the whole Ferguson is really just a bandit gang. Wilson undoubtedly had extreme dirt on all of the other officers and the prosecutor.

Posted by: Barry | Dec 5, 2014 7:57:22 AM

He did not waive his right not to testify. But his grand jury testimony will be admissible in the trial. This is why I was surprised that he (and Wilson) testified before the grand jury. My guess is they were confident they would not be indicted, so it was worth the risk.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Dec 4, 2014 10:44:23 AM

Here's my off-topic question. Did Pantaleo waive his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent in a potential subsequent federal criminal trial by testifying before the grand jury here?

Posted by: anon | Dec 4, 2014 9:11:57 AM

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