Nation: Crazy Cops

Four Miami police are charged with manslaughter

At first the police reports aroused little suspicion. At 1:59 on the morning of Dec. 17, a black male was said to have crashed his Kawasaki motorcycle in Miami while dodging police at speeds of up to 100 m.p.h. He supposedly battled policemen, who tried to subdue him with nightsticks. Four days later he died of head injuries, but by then the story was taking quite a different turn.

Arthur McDuffie, 33, was no wild-riding motorcycle freak. A former Marine, he was an insurance salesman who worked as...

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