There’s one more bit to add to the story. Morgan, the cop who helped reveal King’s innocence, was subsequently punished.
He alleged he was demoted to patrol officer on the graveyard shift for trying to help King, and in April he won a $450,000 settlement from Louisville on his claim that he was punished in violation of the state whistleblower protection act.Smith credited Morgan with bringing King to the brink of exoneration.“Barron Morgan was absolutely the hero of this story,” she said. “Without him sticking his neck out and doing the right thing, we would not have had the information about Richard Jarrell’s confession.”
True justice would also mean firing the supervisors who demoted him.