Category Archives: Wrongful Conviction

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: 51 prisoners will have their cases reviewed for potential wrongful convictions over hair analysis | Colorado Public Radio

Only 49 states to go. Investigators and lawyers will look at convictions between 1976 and 1995, where the prisoners are still alive and currently serving sentences. — Read on http://www.cpr.org/2021/11/29/51-prisoners-will-have-their-cases-reviewed-for-potential-wrongful-convictions-over-hair-analysis/

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Forensics: Major story. FBI Tampering? Ex-FBI Forensic Examiner, Dr. James Richard Kiper takes on cyber fraud over doctored FBI exhibits.

Very interesting read. FBI Tampering? Suneel’s Expert – FBI Forensic Examiner Dr. James Richard Kiper – ‘the Real McCoy’ – Maybe Top Expert in Nation – Frank Report — Read on frankreport.com/2021/11/02/fbi-tampering-suneels-expert-fbi-forensic-examiner-dr-james-richard-kiper-the-real-mccoy-maybe-top-expert-in-nation/

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Forensics: “Self-proclaimed bitemark expert” getting sued. Wrongfully convicted former death row inmate is suing Tampa Police officers who allegedly framed him | Blogs

Richard Souviron is a founding-father of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Many of his peers have been sued by those wrongfully convicted through their claims of “scientific” accuracy. This case shows the degree of cognitive bias exhibited in their … Continue reading

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Forensics: More ABFO/AAFS bitemark dentists proven wrong. Fish & Richardson Helps Free Sherwood Brown From Death Row

After more than a quarter-century on death row, a Mississippi man wrongly convicted of murdering three women walked free after DNA testing disproved his prosecutors’ case. Attorneys with Fish & Richardson PC took the lead of a pro bono team … Continue reading

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Forensics Australia: “Triad” absolutists vs lack of scientific data. Critique of baby shaking prosecutions raises troubling response

Forensic science practices and methodologies should not be allowed to continue without a rigorous independent review. — Read on http://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/critique-of-baby-shaking-prosecutions-raises-troubling-response-20210523-p57ubw.html

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Forensics: Integrity unit efforts gets results. Michigan had 2nd highest number of wrongful conviction exonerations in 2020

Twenty people wrongfully convicted of crimes in Michigan were exonerated last year. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-had-2nd-highest-number-of-wrongful-conviction-exonerations-in-2020

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Forensics: The Cattorney was a forensic scofflaw. Grits for Breakfast: Dallas News to AG: Don’t go looking for trouble by nixing arson review

The viral vid of the Zoom “I am not a cat” lawyer didnt tell his entire story. Grits for Breakfast: Dallas News to AG: Don’t go looking for trouble by nixing arson review — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2013/10/dallas-news-to-ag-dont-go-looking-for.html

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Forensics: Old vs New Fire Investigation | Fire Cause Analysis| @The_AAFS should give him a medal.

We can thank John Lentini for being largely responsible in debunking failed police-developed 🔥 reconstruction. The resistance to change reflects the closed minded leadership of the bitemarkers http://www.abfo.org. Fire investigation procedures have changed drastically over the last two decades. Many … Continue reading

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Forensics: State Attorney: DNA exonerates man in 1983 Tampa murder

Adding to the long list of bitemarker mis IDs. The dentist claims that bitemarks still work for investigations. He has always been happy claiming he brought Ted Bundy “to justice.” The Innocence Project and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s conviction … Continue reading

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