It’s rare for a police officer to be convicted of murder on the job, so rare that zero officers were convicted of murder for shooting a person between the years 2005-2015. From 2016 on, there were about one or two such convictions. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports key facts of what made this trial different and offers a warning based on criminal justice reporting through the years. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 04/21/2021.
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