A cop fires a fatal shot to stop a gunman from killing him and his young rookie partner. A riot ensues. A scapegoat is needed. The cop is charged with Manslaughter and brought to trial.
I was proud to have a part in his acquittal, as an expert witness for the defense. David Oscar Markus, a noted Federal defense attorney, now has a podcast called “For The Defense,” and in this segment interviews the famed Roy Black, who led the defense along with his very able co-counsel, Mark Seiden.
Click the link you’ll find there to the chapter in Roy’s book “Black’s Law” where he goes into the details of that difficult case more deeply.
The trial in question took place in 1984. You’ll see some striking parallels to more than one case in today’s headlines.