News 04.29.11

Friday Roundup: Compensating the Wrongfully Convicted

Innocence Project client Frank Sterling, who served 18 years in prison for a crime DNA proved he did not commit, is

suing police in Monroe County, N.Y. for not pursuing evidence that pointed to the real perpetrator

.


Miguel Roman is suing the city of Hartford, Conn

., for 20 years of wrongful conviction.

Ohio police believe a mentally ill man is innocent of murder, but he

remains in prison on account of his false confession

.

Texas lawmakers consider moving the Texas Forensic Science Commission to Department of Public Safety headquarters to give

more flexibility to examine potentially flawed forensic investigations

.

Also in Texas, House members

rejected a bill for an innocence commission to analyze wrongful convictions

.

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