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The Durst Trial: A Brother Remembers His Lost Sister

Like so many memories, this one is jogged by a photograph.  Deputy DA John Lewin projects an image of a...

Defending Robert Durst: The Opening Statement

Robert Durst did not murder his long-time friend Susan Berman on December 23, 2000, and he  doesn’t know who did. A generous man...

Cops and the Art of Lying 2: The Polygraph Tactic

The following is Part 2 of Crime Story’s coverage of the People vs. Jose Peralta. You can find Part 1 here.

Paul Butler: Pandemic Policing: Hands Off; Don’t Arrest?

For people of color who want to left alone by the cops, the public health emergency represents the best of times and, potentially, the worst of times.   The silver lining in the coronavirus cloud is that it has altered policing in urban areas.  The rough treatment that many minority group members routinely experience – random stops and frisks, arbitrary arrests, excessive force- is on the wane.  The police are...

CRIME STORY on the L.A. District Attorney election

Crime Story has intently covered the candidates and issues surrounding Tuesday's election for Los Angeles District Attorney. We have covered two of the candidate debates, including the only forum that all three candidates attended. We dedicated an an entire episode of our Jury Duty podcast to a discussion of one of those debates. We have also conducted interviews with two of the candidates, Rachel Rossi and George Gascón. We invited incumbent D.A. Jackie Lacey to sit down with us, but we received no response to that invitation. Finally we presented a scoop endorsement by a recently retired veteran criminal courts judge. Today, we present links to each of the pieces related to the D.A. race that we have published on Crime Story. If you can vote in L.A. County, we urge you to do so! The First L.A. District Attorney Debate: Urgent, Passionate and Incomplete PODCAST SPECIAL: The First Los Angeles District Attorney Debate – Part 1 PART 2 — PODCAST SPECIAL: The...