Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Judges Overturns Howard Verdict, Citing Nifong's "False and Misleading" Statements
Radley Balko reports that Durham judge Orlando Hudson has overturned the conviction of Darryl Howard, citing police and prosecutorial misconduct. (The prosecutor in the case was then-ADA Mike Nifong.) Howard will now receive a new trial. Given the paucity of actual evidence against Howard, hopefully the state will drop the case.
HOW MANY MORE OF NIFONG'S CASES WILL BE RE-INVESTIGATED? How many will stand honest scrutiny? One night in jail hardly seems enough.