“The Chicago Tribune” consulted Professor Bennett Gershman regarding the recent decision by a federal judge to order a new trial for the New Orleans police officers convicted of killing civilians after Hurricane Katrina. An expert on the topic of prosecutorial misconduct, Professor Gershman commented on the revelation that prosecutors in the case had posted comments to on-line bulletin boards that disparaged the officers, the information that prompted the judge’s decision.
“This is a stunning case that has no equal,” Professor Gershman is quoted as saying. “The Justice Department’s reputation has been seriously tarnished by what the judge said. There’s no question about that.”
The full article, which includes additional commentary from Professor Gershman, can be read here.