A Miami police officer's arrest in the beating death of black insurance agent Arthur McDuffie 25 years ago has returned to haunt him. Despite William Hanlon's testimony against the four charged officers, an all-white jury acquitted the police, sparking deadly riots. Now a lay Christian minister, Hanlon wants to be a lawyer, but the examiners board won't admit him, due to his role in the McDuffie case. Hanlon is asking the state Supreme Court to determine his fitness to practice.
Would-Be Lawyer's Bar Application Raises Rehabilitation Issues
Daily Business Review
October 12, 2004