Roger Parker refiled his civil rights case against the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office Sept. 29, this time bringing a Tatum-Lee claim as recommended by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Parker was jailed from 2010 to 2014 on suspicion of killing Brandon Stevenson. Six months of those four years were after the District Attorney’s Office, under then-District Attorney Paul Zellerbach, found a jailhouse recording of Parker’s roommate, Willie Womack, confessing to the crime. Parker did not find out about the recorded confession until 2020.
While giving testimony in a related civil case, Zellerbach and his supervising team said that they always believed Parker’s case needed further investigation, and that they did