News 01.11.07

Neufeld testifies before CA commission

Innocence Project co-founder Peter Neufeld told the California Commission for the Fair Administration of Justice on Wednesday that the state needs better regulation of its crime labs. And the Innocence Project's work was a focus of discussions at the meeting.

From the LA Times:

Barry Fisher, director of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department crime lab, praised Neufeld and his colleagues at the Innocence Project for using forensics to unearth cases of "actual innocence." He said those exonerations have raised "a nagging question: Do these cases represent only a small number of the hundreds of thousands of cases prosecuted each year, or do they represent only the tip of the iceberg?"


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(Los Angeles Times, 01/11/07, LexisNexis subscription required)

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