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Susy Berman’s Greatest Unfinished Story (and the Trial of Robert Durst) — The Complete Series

Published on January 31, 2021. Today is the 39th anniversary of the disappearance of Kathie Durst. She was last seen on January 31, 1982. Los Angeles prosecutors have alleged that her husband at the time, Robert Durst, killed Kathie and enlisted his friend...

Police Officer: Social Media Post Mocking George Floyd Circulated within LAPD

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Activists called today for the firing of any Los Angeles Police Department employee who created or circulated a Valentine-themed social media post featuring an image of George Floyd that included the words "You take my breath away," while the police union, the Floyd...

LAPD Launches Program For Mental Health Clinician To Respond To Some Calls

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Police Department has begun a program to dispatch a mental health response team, consisting of a sworn officer and a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinician, to certain mental health calls, Assistant Chief Horace Frank announced today.

Editors Blog

Hermann Goering’s Journey to Defiance (Week 80)

This week at Crime Story we continued our presentation of series by Sean Smith and Katherine Mader. We featured a story about a disturbing development in the LAPD. And I represented Crime Story in two appearances as a commentator on Court TV. Welcome to...

Judge Rules on District Attorney’s Policy Directives (Week 79)

Team Crime Story:This week brought reports on a key decision in litigation over D.A. George Gascón's policy directives, the initiation of a new police reform program and we continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com...

Gascón Makes Exception to Death Penalty Policy (Week 78)

Team Crime Story:This week brought further developments in the controversies over D.A. George Gascón's policy directives and we continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast.

Expert Witness

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 24

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD’s first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 23

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD’s first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 22

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD’s first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare...

Justice

New Series: Nuremberg — Part 3

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as well as a vast bibliography of first- and...

Mike Romano: David Mowatt Freed from Life Sentence & Penal Code Committee Report Released

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast...

New Series: Nuremberg — Part 2

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR  To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as...