22 Apr 2022

2021 Exoneration Report

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Exoneration

There were 161 exonerations in 2021, according to the latest tally from the National Registry of Exonerations. Misconduct by police, prosecutors, or other officials occurred in at least 102 of those cases. https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Documents/NRE%20Annual%20Report%202021.pdf

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14 Apr 2022

Can the police search your property? No, with some exceptions. The police are required to obtain a search warrant to search your property, including your car, computer, backpack, purse, or wallet. They can search without a warrant if you consent to a search after a traffic stop or allow them into your home. You should […]

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8 Apr 2022

When it comes to the national conversation on criminal justice and police reform, it is important to make sure it is built on a foundation of facts. While police departments say demoralized police officers are quitting in large numbers due to reforms, the facts says otherwise. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2021/09/01/police-say-demoralized-officers-are-quitting-in-droves-labor-data-says-no?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=opening-statement&utm_term=newsletter-20220329-2787

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29 Mar 2022

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been updated to included prolonged grief as a recognized mental disorder. This could have implications in criminal cases involving defendants who are suffering from prolonged grief after experiencing trauma. https://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20220321/prolonged-grief-finally-gets-own-diagnosis

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