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New York City Council Calls on New York State to End Top Contributors to Wrongful Conviction

Posted: Feb 05, 2016 04:15 PM

Momentum continues to build around the campaign to pass a state law that would combat the top two contributors to wrongful conviction – false confession and eyewitness misidentification – by requiring police throughout New York State to record interrogations and implement eyewitness identification reform. 

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Innocence Project, Coldplay Team Up in Fight Against Wrongful Convictions

Posted: Feb 05, 2016 02:55 PM

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to join organization’s Artists’ Committee as an Innocence Ambassador. 

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The Fight to Prove Billy Glaze’s Innocence Continues

Posted: Feb 04, 2016 05:10 PM

The Innocence Project is continuing to work with the Minnesota Innocence Project to exonerate Billy Glaze, who spent 25 years for the murders of three Native American women before his death in 2015.

In 2014, the Innocence Project, the Minnesota Innocence Project and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney uncovered DNA evidence from two of the crime scenes which excluded Glaze and matched to a convicted rapist. Glaze’s legal team filed a motion for a new trial based in part on the new DNA evidence, but Glaze died before the judge ruled on the motion and prosecutors moved to have the case dismissed, saying a retrial was no longer necessary.

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In Landmark Decision, Massachusetts Court Vacates Conviction Based on Erroneous FBI Microscopic Hair Testimony

Posted: Feb 03, 2016 05:05 PM

Late last Tuesday, a Massachusetts court vacated George Perrot’s 1992 rape and two burglary convictions based on erroneous testimony of a FBI agent who greatly overstated the significance of a hair used to connect Perrot to the crime scene. Perrot was made aware of the errors in the agent’s testimony as a result of a government review of cases where FBI agents gave either false testimony or submitted false reports regarding microscopic hair analysis used to connect a defendant to a crime.
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Chat With Exoneree Fernando Bermudez

Posted: Feb 03, 2016 04:10 PM

Fernando Bermudez will be taking your questions Thursday, Feb. 4 on our Facebook page. Get started by leaving your questions in the comments below!

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