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Indianapolis police major losing rank for defending convict

A high-ranking Indianapolis police officer is being stripped of his rank for writing a letter defending a man convicted of rape. Michael Jefferson had been a major who served in the command staffs of current police Chief Bryan Roach and his predecessor, but is being returned to the rank of lieutenant after writing a letter asking a judge for leniency when sentencing 58-year-old Lance Fleming, who was convicted in October of rape and attempted rape.
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Justices send dismissed post-conviction case back to COA

The Indiana Court of Appeals errantly dismissed a man’s post-conviction relief case, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled, reinstating the man’s case last week and remanding it to the lower appellate court. Justices on Tuesday granted transfer in Kenny Green v. State of Indiana, 18S-PC-562, for the purpose of reinstating Green’s PCR case in the Indiana Court of Appeals with instructions to establish a briefing schedule for review of his appeal on the merits.
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