Spin Alert: DA and Police Chief To Praise Themselves Tomorrow
DA Patricia Lykos and HOD chief Harold Hurtt have announced a joint press conference tomorrow, dealing with the fallout of the false conviction of Ricardo Rachell, the disfigured guy accused of being a child predator.
DNA evidence exonerated him...after he'd served five years in prison.
The press-conference notice indicates that yeah, maybe there have been some problems in the past, but everything's going to be great from now on: "Hurtt and Lykos will discuss positive changes in procedures and protocols in their agencies that are providing more transparency and accountability for criminal prosecutions," it says.
Lykos, of course, has only been in office a couple of months, so she gets a free pass on psat policies. Hurtt, maybe not so much.
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