Wednesday, May 19, 2004

$2 million dollars awarded for false confession

In New York, a Central Islip jury awarded Shonnard Lee $2 million dollars against the Nassau County police department for a false confession. Mr. Lee spent 21 months in jail awaiting trial. The jury found that the police duped Mr. Lee into signing a card indicating that Lee waived his right to remain silent and his right to have an attorney present. The county's attorney's office plans to appeal the verdict.

Do you think that the jury awarded too much, too little or just the right amount of money to Mr. Lee?