Episode 2

Roy Black for Luis Alvarez

Racial justice is a topic that's on everyone's mind right now. In this episode, David Oscar Markus speaks with famed criminal defense attorney Roy Black about defending a police officer accused of killing a young Black man in the wake of the Arthur McDuffie riot. Roy brings us back to those tense times in the 1980s, which sound a lot like what's occurring today. Roy explains the challenges of representing a police officer who everyone wants to be convicted so that Miami won't burn again.

Further reading: Roy wrote a chapter in his book about the Luis Alvarez case: http://www.royblack.com/files/Alvarez.pdf

About the Podcast

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For the Defense with David Oscar Markus
Federal criminal defense attorney David Oscar Markus interviews famed trial lawyers about their most fascinating cases.

About your hosts

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Alfred Spellman

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David Markus

A criminal trial and appellate lawyer at Markus/Moss.