John Burris

civil rights attorney

Guest

Civil rights attorney based in Oakland. He has been involved in many excessive force and police shooting cases, including the Rodney King case

John Burris on KCRW

The police have a dangerous job. And when they kill a suspect, we tend to give them the benefit of the doubt. It’s rare that officers are prosecuted for killing or harming a suspect.

Grand Juries and Police Shootings

The police have a dangerous job. And when they kill a suspect, we tend to give them the benefit of the doubt. It’s rare that officers are prosecuted for killing or harming a suspect.

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