New law requiring civil rights cold case investigations remains in limbo

Former President Donald Trump signed a bill setting up a board to release records of unsolved murders from the civil rights era. The new law required the president to appoint a five member board to start the review process, but Trump never complied with the law. The National Archives has already found the records needed for a cold case collection, but cannot act until the review board asks the attorney general to unseal court documents and grand jury proceedings, coordinate with the FBI and Justice Department and issue subpoenas to gather needed evidence. (Courthouse News Service, February 19, 2021, by Daniel Jackson)

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *