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Hannah Teich | Crime Story Daily Editor

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Paul Butler | Consulting Editor

THE JOURNAL

Crime Story LA

City Council Overrides Garcetti’s Veto of LAPD Funding Shift

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council voted today to override Mayor Eric Garcetti's veto of a spending plan that outlined how to shift millions of dollars from the Los Angeles Police Department budget into communities of color. Garcetti signaled his support...

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...

Editors Blog

Journalist Justin Fenton on Epic Police Corruption in the World of “The Wire”

On today’s Crime Story Podcast, I interview journalist Justin Fenton, who covers the crime beat for the Baltimore Sun, about his new book, We Own This City. I first became aware of Justin’s work four years ago, as I read his reporting on...

Prosecutor’s Claim Misrepresents L.A. District Attorney Gascón’s Remarks to Crime Story

It was recently reported that Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami has formally accused newly elected District Attorney George Gascón of discrimination for, among other things, comments he made during an interview with Crime Story.  Having reviewed the filing documents, we...

Episode 286: Prosecutor’s Claim Misrepresents L.A. District Attorney Gascón’s Remarks to Crime Story

It was recently reported that Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami has formally accused newly elected District Attorney George Gascón of discrimination for, among other things, comments he made during an interview with Crime Story.  Having reviewed the filing documents, we...

Expert Witness

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 26

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 25

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 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...

Justice

Mike Romano: 27 People Freed in Collaborations with Prosecutors in S.F. and Santa Clara

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 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...