DNA evidence won Lawrence McKinney his release in 2008. He's battling to finally clear his name and receive compensation for decades of wrongful imprisonment.
The US has sentenced fewer people to death and performed the fewest executions since the 1990s. Although attitudes are changing, other factors contribute to the significant decline.
A former police officer has been charged with reckless homicide in the shooting of Sylville Smith. The officer was fired this fall, after separate charges of sexual assault.
The Bunker Hill, Ind., police force issued letters of resignation earlier this week, citing continued disagreements with the town’s council.