From south of our border, a riveting story,"The Price of Justice for David Camm," lays out the fiscal devastation wreaked upon the taxpayers of an Indiana county for the prosecution of a man convicted of murdering his wife and two children.
“You lay out a hundred thousand here and a hundred thousand there ... and it’s gone over $3 million plus,” said Ted Heavrin, Floyd’s police chief and the county council president who left office Monday. “That’s a big impact.”Already, the county, which has a $15.3 million annual budget, has been unable to give raises to employees, except police and firefighters, for six years. And every bridge and road repair “has to be done on an emergency basis,” Heavrin said.
The whole piece is worth a read.
HT: Indiana Law Blog