Friday Roundup: False Confessions and Flawed Forensics


Two New Orleans men who were wrongfully convicted in 1976

will finally receive compensation


District Attorneys in North Carolina don’t want

false confession cases

reviewed by the state’s Innocence Commission.

Another lawsuit is being filed against former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge by a man who claims he falsely confessed to murder after being


by Burge.

A former Wisconsin policeman maintains his innocence in

fatal arson case

as expert questions flawed forensics. 

A Kansas City judge ordered post-conviction DNA testing on evidence from a 1987 sodomy case that hinged on

hairs found in the victim’s underwear

resembling that of the accused.

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