Nevada Passes Modest Measures to Curb Prosecutorial Misconduct

Two Nevada laws designed to counter bad behavior by state prosecutors, or at least give some defendants the ability to undo troubling plea agreements, passed last week, although one was substantially gutted under pressure from prosecutors and police.

No New Trial For Nashua Killer Despite Police Lie Years Ago

A judge ruled against convicted murderer Eduardo Lopez’ bid for a new trial saying undisclosed evidence of a lie told decades ago by then-Nashua Police Detective John Seusing was “inconsequential” in proving Lopez’ guilt in 1993. Seusing went on to become the chief of the Nashua Police Department and retired in January.

Rochester Police Officer ‘Shattered’ by ‘Laurie’ designation

CONCORD — It didn’t take long for John Gantert’s life to fall apart four years ago when he was fired from the Rochester Police Department over a report he filled out that landed him on the hated “Laurie” list.

Gantert, now 33, was quickly evicted from Wyandotte Falls housing because his living arrangement there hinged on him working as community police officer. His girlfriend left him.

Gantert was suddenly alone and unemployed after six years on the job.

“I lost everything within 30 days,” Gantert told members of a commission studying Laurie issues on Wednesday. “It was unreal.”
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