skip to main content

October 07, 2019

New York Law Journal

By: Joel Cohen

In his latest article for the New York Law Journal, Joel Cohen looks at a recent hostage situation in which the Philadelphia district attorney offered an alleged shooter a lower sentence in exchange for his peaceful surrender – and then later said the promise was a lie.

As a “strictly due process issue,” Cohen asks, what rights would the suspected shooter have “had he clearly accepted a quid pro quo offer to surrender to the police in exchange for the promised sentence”?

Read the full article below.

Related Files & Links

Professionals