Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Presumed Guilty
The Defenders
Jeff Adachi
Michele Forrar
Stephen Rosen
Phoenix Streets
Will Maas
Video Diaries
Nigel Phillips
The Cases
Research The System
About The Program
Discussions
Know Your Rights
Feedback

Phillips investigates the Marcos Ranjel case through a home visit, questioning a witness who would later testify.

broadband dialup download realplayer
Nigel Phillips Nigel Phillips


Public Defender Investigator Nigel Phillips

He Roams the Underworld Looking for the Facts

Nigel Phillips's father was a musician and played the strip clubs in Manchester, England, often taking his son with him to work. From these early encounters, Phillip became comfortable around a wide variety of people from all social classes, a trait which he believes is valuable to his work as an investigator. At age 18, he became a professional drummer and joined The Alarm, a popular 1980s British rock band. While touring around the world, Phillip played often in San Francisco and fell in love with the city. When he retired from the band, he settled in San Francisco and went to work as an investigator in the public defender's office. While investigating for the Marcos Ranjel murder case, Phillip interviewed witnesses such as Selina Archuleta, after being coached by Will Maas.







 

  Nigel Phillips

Nigel Phillips

Marcos Ranjel

Street Scene
 

Copyright ©2002 KQED, Inc. All Rights Reserved.