Graham v. Connor – Legal background on policing in the US

This story comes from the second season of Radiolab’s spin-off podcast, More Perfect.

On a fall afternoon in 1984, Dethorne Graham ran into a convenience store for a bottle of orange juice. Minutes later he was unconscious, injured, and in police handcuffs. In this episode, we explore a case that sent two Charlotte lawyers on a quest for true objectivity, and changed the face of policing in the US.

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