News 06.24.11

Friday Roundup: Police Misconduct, Compensation and Innocence Commissions

North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission

is looking into several cases of possible wrongful conviction

.

Richard Lapointe has served 20 years in prison for a murder he has always said he didn’t commit. Initial DNA suggests his innocence, and

he’s seeking further tests that could set him free

.

The Texas Governor approved

a $1.4 million payment

to Anthony Graves for the 18 years he spent in prison for a crime he did not commit.

The Florida Innocence Commission

issued a report

recommending eyewitness identification standards.

A cold case investigation revealed police misconduct in 1986 murder in Illinois that resulted in two wrongful convictions. A new book, “

Too Politically Sensitive

,” discusses the case.

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