Category Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

Forensics: Alabama Supreme Court Eliminates Critical Safeguard Against Wrongful Convictions in Death Penalty Cases

Alabama Supreme Court Eliminates Critical Safeguard Against Wrongful Convictions in Death Penalty Cases — Read on eji.org/news/alabama-supreme-court-eliminates-critical-safeguard-against-wrongful-convictions-in-death-penalty-cases/

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Forensics: Prosecutor wants a news gag order. Court to decide whether to release Sask. Saulteaux sisters during wrongful conviction review of murder case

Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance, who have spent 30 years in prison for a crime they say they didn’t commit, are hoping to obtain conditional freedom as the federal government reviews their second-degree murder convictions. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/quewezance-sisters-judicial-review-hearing-second-degree-murder-1.6709406

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Forensics: @radleybalko puts the spotlight on police misconduct. Roundup: Pittsburgh chief says city cops will ignore ban on trivial traffic stops; QI gone haywire; a horrifying jail death in Arkansas

Here’s your roundup of criminal justice and civil liberties stories: Pittsburgh police chief says officers will continue to make trivial traffic stops despite a city ordinance barring the practice, because it’s good for officer morale. Which, frankly, is a pretty … Continue reading

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Forensics: Exonorees demand DAs Conviction Integrity Unit do its job. New Haven courthouse protest targets wrongful convictions

A group of Black men who have asserted — and in many cases proven — that their convictions were unjust protested wrongful convictions. — Read on ctmirror.org/2022/11/19/ct-new-haven-courthouse-protest-wrongful-convictions/

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Forensics: Dirty tricks get a pass. Arizona Executes 76-Year-Old Man after Refusing DNA and Fingerprint Testing

At his Arizona trial, Hooper’s attorneys focused on the unreliability of Redmond’s eyewitness identification, alleging that she had been shown a photo… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/arizona-executes-76-year-old-man-after-refusing-dna-and-fingerprint-testing-in-case-with-no-physical-evidence

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Forensics: Men exonerated in Malcolm X killing to receive $36 million – POLITICO

Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam were exonerated last year in the 1965 assassination. — Read on http://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/30/malcolm-x-killing-exonerated-settlement-00064156

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of Prosecutors Who Convicted Richard Glossip

Richard Glossip faces a December execution date as Oklahoma lawmakers call attention to new evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in his case. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/09/23/richard-glossip-execution-investigation/

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Forensics: Yah Lauren K!!Herman Williams Is Exonerated After Nearly Three Decades of Wrongful Conviction

A judge vacated the conviction of Herman Williams and ordered his immediate release after nearly 29 years in prison. — Read on innocenceproject.org/herman-williams-is-exonerated-after-nearly-three-decades-of-wrongful-conviction/

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Forensics: Warrantless New Jersey police’s use of a baby’s DNA violated the public’s trust

On television, when DNA evidence is used in an innovative way to solve a cold case, the police are heralded as heroes. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/new-jersey-polices-use-babys-dna-undermines-publics-trust-rcna43996

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Forensics: Mass exonerations. 7 convictions tied to ex-Chicago cop vacated in what may be largest mass-exoneration for murder in U.S. history

Reynaldo Guevara – a former member of a police department dogged by decades of scandal, cover-ups and brutality – has never been charged with a crime. — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/7-murder-convictions-tossed-tied-to-reynaldo-guevara-retired-chicago-cop/

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