VERMILLION, S.D. -- A panel of law enforcement experts on Monday will answer questions about the Netflix Original “Making a Murderer” and explain how the situation portrayed in the documentary would play out in South Dakota.
The series, filmed over 10 years, tells how crime suspect Steven Avery was cleared through DNA evidence while exposing corruption in local law enforcement, according to the plot summary.
The Criminal Justice Education Project at the University of South Dakota School of Law will host the panel “A Local Perspective on the Roles and Actions in ‘Making a Murder’” from 6-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, in the law school courtroom.
Speakers include Traci Smith, Minnehaha County (S.D.) Public Defender’s Office; Kevin Koliner, assistant U.S. attorney in South Dakota; Detective Kevin Heinman, Sioux City (Iowa) Police Dept.; Crystal Brady, Vermillion Police Department; and Darin Cunningham, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.