Trell (Originally aired: Oct. 12, 2017)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Feb 2, 2018
- 22:17 mins
Guest: Dick Lehr, Professor of Journalism, Boston University, Author of “Trell” The murder of 12-year-old Tiffany Moore on a Boston street in 1988 was a turning point in the city’s fight against drugs and gang violence. Police believed the African American girl had been an innocent victim of gang gunfire. The pressure was on to solve the case and send a strong message about law and justice. A few weeks later, they arrested a man who would ultimately get a life sentence for the killing. But they got the wrong guy. Fifteen years later an investigative reporter at the Boston Globe dug into the case and uncovered a host of police and prosecutorial wrongdoing.