Friday Roundup: Reexamining Old Cases, Untested Rape Kits and Eyewitness Identification
“Conviction,” starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, is showing in theaters nationwide. If you haven’t seen it yet,
find showtimes for this weekend
. Learn the story behind the movie
Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck was one of four independent experts
assigned this week to a panel
that will re-examine a high-profile Long Island, New York molestation case from the 1980s that resulted in father and son convictions for child sex abuse.
A Minnesota man
was cleared of assault charges
last week after his wrongful conviction sent him to prison for more than 17 months.
Human Rights Watch reported that as of last year, there were an estimated
400,000 untested rape kits
across the country. A police sergeant in Columbus, Ohio said new rules for “blind” eyewitness identification procedures, where the person administering a lineup doesn’t know the identity of the suspect,
are an insult to law enforcement
Police in Ontario, Canada found new DNA evidence that
could help solve a murder
that dates back more than 30 years.
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