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Hannah Teich | Crime Story Daily Editor

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Paul Butler | Consulting Editor

THE JOURNAL

Crime Story LA

LAPD Seeks New Technology, Training In $66 Million Plan Following Protests

By Margaret Shuttleworth, City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Police Department today will present the police commission its estimated $66 million plan to incorporate recommendations from three reports that found the department mishandled aspects of its response to last year's...

Robert Durst Wonders to Judge if His Lawyers “Were Experiencing Temporary Insanity or Collective Dementia”

You can find links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial here. Robert Durst lodged some shockingly critical assertions about his lawyers in a Los Angeles Court today. The assertions were delivered in...

Local Leaders Laud CA Supreme Court’s Ruling on Bail in Criminal Cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón joined County Public Defender Ricardo Garcia in lauding a California Supreme Court decision today that requires judges to consider a criminal defendant's ability to post bail alongside less restrictive alternatives and to undertake an individualized consideration...

Editors Blog

New Trailer for Durst Trial Podcast (Week 90)

Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. This week, we presented our trailer for renewed coverage of a big L.A. criminal trial and we continued our serialization of Judge Katherine Mader's memoir.

Trailer Premiere — Season 2 of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst

Links to all of CRIME STORY’S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Today we premiered the trailer for Season Two of our Crime Story podcast, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. Series premiere, Wednesday,...

The Screenwriter who Fooled Me about Dershowitz (Week 89)

Welcome to our summary of the past two week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. (We have twice as much ground to cover, following last week's abbreviated summary.)  In this newsletter we review my interview with the author of one of my favorite films...

Expert Witness

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 44

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 43

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 42

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

Series: Nuremberg — Part 5

In Part 5 of our Crime Story series Nuremberg, we examine the strange story of Rudolf Hess, his notorious path to the defendant's dock and the psychiatric symptoms that he presented in the early days of the trial.

Mike Romano: Jimmy Mickey Freed after 25 Years in Prison

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...

Mike Romano: Two Longtime Clients of the Three Strikes Project Freed from Prison; Both Had Served 24 Years

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...