This Week in Innocence News – May 5, 2017

05.05.17 By Innocence Staff

This Week in Innocence News – May 5, 2017

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Florida lawmakers pass key eyewitness identification reform legislation:
Last Friday, the Florida Legislature passed critical eyewitness identification reform legislation, taking a significant step forward in preventing wrongful convictions in the state. Read more

Tampa Bay Times investigates why cops shoot:
The Tampa Bay Times published an investigative report finding that black people are twice as likely as white people to be shot by police after being pulled over for a traffic violation. Read more

The Innocence Project responds to police shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards:
Innocence Project Co-Founders Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld and Executive Director Maddy deLone respond to the shooting of high school freshman Jordan Edwards in Dallas on Saturday. Read more

Barry Scheck urges Washington lawmakers to pass bill regarding incentivized informants:
In an op-ed in the Seattle Times, Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck urged Washington legislators pass a bill that seeks to prevent false testimony by incentivized witnesses in criminal trials. Read more

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