From 2010 to 2014, the Riverside District Attorney’s Office held a man on suspicion of murder. Six months of that time was after the office found a recording of the accused’s roommate confessing to the murder.
That man, Roger Parker, just passed a major barrier in his attempt to bring a civil suit against Riverside County and then-members of the District Attorney’s Office.
On Nov. 21, California Central District Judge Jesus Bernal denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss Parker’s due process claim.
Parker’s amended complaint brings a new due process argument called a Tatum-Lee claim. It is based on the 2014 court case Tatum v.