People think confessions mean somebody is guilty, but it is just not true all the time. In a third of the death row DNA exonerations proving actual innocence there were false confessions of the event. In the future these interview techniques which have been used… Read More »False Confessions – The Seismic Change in Police Interrogations
General blog posts regarding assault, DUI, homicide, and other drug crimes.
By Tom Jackman from Washington Post article “If you plan on being arrested for a felony, you must read this book.” — Tom Jackman, The Washington Post Also, if you have an interest in fairness, justice and preventing wrongful convictions, then the new book “How the Police Generate… Read More »Homicide detective’s book describes ‘How the Police Generate False Confessions’
RAPID CITY, SD In conjunction with the annual South Dakota Bar Association Convention, longtime Rapid City attorney Timothy J. Rensch of RENSCH LAW was twice honored as South Dakota’s top trial attorney. It is the first time the same person has been awarded the two… Read More »Rensch Honored Twice As State’s Top Trial Lawyer
In Alan Blinder’s article, “Michael Slager, Officer in Walter Scott Shooting, Gets 20-Year Sentence”, a police officer was charged with murder after a video recorded on a cell phone was released to the public. The video showed an unarmed motorist being shot and killed. The… Read More »Officer Sentenced with 20 Years After Shooting Unarmed Man
In Tom Jackman’s article, “Detective violated law when searching teen in ‘sexting’ case, federal appeals court rules”, Detective David E. Abbott Jr., lead investigator, was sued by Trey Sims in federal court after investigation of “sexting” goes too far. Two search warrants were issued, but after… Read More »Detective Goes Too Far While Investigating Case
In Laura C. Morel’s article, “Evolving forensic science prompts new look at old convictions”, an autopsy shows hidden injuries on the man’s shoulders. The public clerk was quickly identified as the attacker and eventually confessed to the murder of this man. The public clerk will be… Read More »As Forensic Science Advances, Questions Arise About Past Evidence
Assault cases, many different types of assaults. You can be charged with aggravated assault in this state which is a felony and can land you in the penitentiary for a long time. Simple assault domestic violence, very dangerous case to be charged with. Not only… Read More »Simple Assault – Domestic Violent Crimes Video Transcript