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Resource ID: #16312
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
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Date: May 23, 1999

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The Star-Ledger reports that "In the nine days between (policewoman) Joyce Carnegie's murder and the arrest of (Condell) Woodson on April 17, an innocent man was arrested and his alibi checked halfheartedly. Two other suspects were arrested, one of whom died mysteriously after being taken into custody.... Federal investigators are reviewing whether civil rights were violated in two of the arrests. Wrongful-arrest and wrongful death lawsuits are expected. .... 'A fiasco' is the way County Executive James W. Treffinger described the handling of the case...."

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