Oct 1, 2015
Fault Lines Links – Richard Glossip granted stay of execution
Oct. 1, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning folks, here’s what you need to know today –
- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a last minute stay ofÂ execution for Richard Glossip amid concerns overÂ the drugs to be administered. This came an hour after the SCOTUS denied Glossipâ€™s appeal to halt the execution in light of new evidence in his case. His execution by lethal injection has been postponed until November 6.
- Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced his resignation after he was indicted on two misdemeanour counts by a grand jury for alleged mismanagement of his department. The department was being investigated following the April 2nd shootingÂ of unarmed Eric Harris by 73-old volunteer reserve deputy Robert Bates who mistook his revolver for a stun gun.
- St Clair County, Missouri, approved a $900,000 settlement in a false confession lawsuit brought on behalf of mentally impaired Trevon Yates. The lawsuit claimed that Clair County sheriff’s investigators had coerced the teen into a falsely confessing to an armed robbery resulting in a 9-monthÂ prison sentence.
- The trial date has been set for January 7, 2016 for NYPD Officer Peter Liang accused of recklessly shooting dead unarmed Akai Gurley in a stairwell in November 2014. Liang had been patrolling a housing project with a flashlight and gun in hand, with his finger on the trigger, when he says it went off.
- A lawsuit has been brought in the case of mentally ill Jamycheal Mitchell who died in a Virgina jail in August while he waited for a spot to open up at a psychiatric facility. Mitchell had stopped taking his schizophrenia medication and was arrested for stealing $5 worth of snacks from a 7-Eleven.
- A lawsuit has been filed against Delaware cops who brutally assaulted mentally ill veteran Ruther Hayes when his quadriplegic wife was unable to follow police orders to stand up in June 2014.