Cook County board committee unanimously supports ending county database of alleged gang members. The action was pushed by community groups who long contended the data was unreliable and caused lasting harm to those listed. The ordinance now goes to the county board for a vote Thursday.
The State of Indiana is fighting to uphold an attempted murder conviction in which the key witness’s identification was bolstered after he went to hypnosis. The prosecutor in that case, who downplayed the importance of that session and allegedly sought to keep it secret, is now an Indiana judge.
George Alvarez pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer before a video emerged that painted a different picture. But a federal appellate court said the prosecutor had no duty to alert Alvarez of the video before his plea.