Innocence news from around the country this week:
A federal judge
refused to disqualify herself
from the civil case of exoneree Ulysses Rodriguez Charles after the city of Boston alleged that she displayed “favoritism” toward Charles.
The Albuquerque Police Department is
running ads in a local paper seeking informants
. As most Innocence Blog readers know, snitch testimony is a major cause of wrongful convictions, and paid or incentivized informants are at the center of the problem.
Irish photographer Denis Minihane
won a Justice Media award
for his shots of Innocence Project client Walter Swift.
Professors at the University of Texas at Arlington
received a grant
to study the reentry process for the exonerated.
Innocence Project of Florida client Jimmy Ates will have a hearing December 17 on
his petition to overturn his conviction for a murder he says he didn’t commit
And North Carolina defendant Ronnie Wallace Long was back in court this week in his continuing quest to
clear his name of a 1976 rape