Category Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

Forensics: NO IMMUNITY. Federal Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Prosecutor and Police Officer Who Fabricated Evidence are Not Immune from Civil Rights Lawsuit by Former Death-Row Prisoner | Death Penalty Information Center

Michael Wearry , a Louisiana prisoner whose conviction and death sentence were overturned by the U.S Supreme Court in 2016 because prosecutors withheld… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/federal-appeals-court-rules-that-louisiana-prosecutor-and-police-officer-who-fabricated-evidence-are-not-immune-from-civil-rights-lawsuit-by-former-death-row-prisoner

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensics: Unregulated DNA collection by police gets cancelled. New York court halts family DNA searches for crime suspects

The crimefighting tool has helped crack cold cases, but it has also raised privacy and racial discrimination concerns. — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-court-halts-family-dna-searches-crime-suspects/

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Forensics: April execution in Texas based on false assumptions and DA misconduct

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Forensics: Utterly stupid and biased. Virginia lawmakers vote to roll back open records reform. Cops keep control of conviction records.

Virginia lawmakers have passed a measure that would undo a recent reform intended to expand public access to certain law enforcement files in closed criminal investigations — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-lawmakers-vote-to-roll-back-open-records-reform/2022/03/12/68ba698e-a254-11ec-9438-255709b6cddc_story.html

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensics: More gibberish from a DA on “what is science.” Uses typical lawyer objections about “caselaw.” Request for re-testing DNA from West Memphis Three murder scene denied

Crittenden County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Chrestman said there is little evidence that M-Vac is a scientifically sound method and would alter the DNA evidence in the case. — Read on http://www.actionnews5.com/2022/02/09/request-re-testing-dna-west-memphis-three-murder-scene-denied/

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Forensics: Hiding material evidence. State Bar of Texas issues a public reprimand for former ADA. DNA later proved defendant innocent.

Former Assistant District Attorney Katie Nielsen has received a public reprimand from the State Bar of Texas for professional misconduct a case she was prosecuting. — Read on http://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/state-bar-of-texas-issues-public-reprimand-to-former-assistant-district-attorney/501-458a6b7e-f51b-487e-9f85-44907e3330a4

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Forensics: 500 NYC Convictions to Be Tossed Based on Cop’s Alleged Perjury, DA Says – NBC New York

Bad apple? Who else knew of this? Prosecutors in the Bronx say more than 500 convictions have been or will be dismissed because they relied on testimony from a former NYPD detective now facing… — Read on http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/500-nyc-convictions-to-be-tossed-based-on-cops-alleged-perjury-da-says/3505488/

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Forensics: Punishment for going to trial results in this: Rogel Aguilera-Mederos Rejected a Plea Deal. So He Got 110 Years in Prison.

Colorado First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King said she pursued the punishment after Aguilera-Mederos insisted on his right to trial. — Read on reason.com/2021/12/22/rogel-aguilera-mederos-rejected-a-plea-deal-so-he-got-110-years-in-prison/

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