At a special hearing in the Texas Senate on Tuesday, new Forensic Science Commission chairman John Bradley will answer lawmakers’ questions about the panel’s ongoing work.
He told Texas Lawyer
that he plans to “recommend that the commission move forward and complete a report in the Willingham case. I think it’s in the best interest of the public to have the report come out.”
Read more about the Cameron Todd Willingham case here
Two staffers at the Innocence Project New Orleans present the case for recording police interrogations in
an op-ed today in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
“Videotaping interrogations benefits everybody in a case,” they write.
The Los Angeles Police Department has come under fire in recent months for a backlog of untested evidence in sexual assault cases.
A new audit
released finds that the department has reduced the backlog by 64 percent.
The State Bar of Wisconsin reported on the 10th anniversary of the Wisconsin Innocence Project
and gave an update on Chris Ochoa, exonerated in 2002, who now works as a defense attorney.
Attorneys at the Wisconsin project also filed a motion this week arguing that a Michigan man
has spent 12 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit
Wrongful convictions continue to pop up in pop culture. An eyewitness identification and a faulty lineup
were featured in an episode of the CBS drama “The Good Wife”
A northern California PBS station this week premiered the documentary film “
$100 a Day
,” about exoneree compensation in California.