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26 Jun 20
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S1 Ep1: The one where a cop pulls a knife on my client in the courthouse and gets caught lying about it.

A thread.

August 2006. I had just finished trying a case in front of a new-ish judge and was about to pick a jury in another.
This wasn't unusual. I was a Public Defender at the time and often went back to back, picking a jury in a case while the jury in the last case was deliberating. SOP.

The new jury would hear a gun/drug case. My client had made bail and was in the hallway waiting to get started.
Suddenly he comes back into the courtroom looking frazzled, his equally anxious gf in tow.

"Cop pulled a fucking knife on me just now!" He said, breathless.

I have to admit, even with all I knew about routine police misconduct, it sounded farfetched.

"Really?" I asked.
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