News 10.14.11

Friday Roundup: Prosecutorial Misconduct, Eyewitness Misidentification

Daniel Gristwood spent nine years in New York prisons for a murder he didn’t commit. Meanwhile, the real perpetrator

was struggling to get police and prosecutors to accept his confession

.

University of Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett was included in this year’s

Huffington Post’s 100 Game Changers

list for exposing systemic flaws in the criminal justice system that keeps the innocent in prison.


An investigative report in the Indianapolis Star

delves into a case of eyewitness misidentification that led a man to be held in jail for 11 months awaiting trial for a crime he didn’t commit.

An editorial

in the paper calls on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to embrace eyewitness reforms.

A Vermont prosecutor

said it doesn’t matter

whether fingerprints in a murder case were examined by a state lab staff member under investigation for possible misconduct.

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