In this article there are “links” to other articles of police misconduct.
Michael Ryan fought for years to clear his name. He didn’t know the cop who accused him of a crime was deemed dishonest. Two prosecutor’s offices also didn’t know about that cop’s dishonesty.
— Read on www.app.com/story/news/investigations/watchdog/shield/2019/03/21/nj-police-misconduct-lying-cop-ruined-mans-life-could-happen-you/3213964002/
Languishing evidence in 100,000 sexual assault cases around the U.S. has been sent for DNA testing with money from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and federal authorities, leading to more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years. Another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits await testing,
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/03/12/funding-of-rape-kit-testing-leads-to-1000-arrests/
See also Cyrus Vance report
Academics who argue about the rate of wrongful convictions in U.S. justice miss the point that it’s more important to make sure they don’t occur.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/01/30/should-we-count-wrongful-convictions-or-learn-from-them/
The new law redefining use of the state’s archaic felony murder rule is now poised to serve as a model for reform-minded lawmakers across the country.
— Read on theintercept.com/2018/11/23/california-felony-murder-rule/
Wrongful convictions and biases are hot topics in policing. These videos discuss theses and more.
This site has 7 brief videos that explain how the brain and human psychology affect perception and memory, leading to such problems as tunnel vision, confirmation bias, and false confessions. Produced by the Innocence Project in cooperation with IACP, the videos feature noted scientists and expert practitioners. For police, “The films are not intended to…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/how-psychology-affects-police-investigation/
By: Mike Baggerman & Dana CasulloBUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – After serving 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon is now a free man.
— Read on wben.radio.com/articles/dixon-exonerated-released-after-nearly-30-years-prison
I Wonder what were all the factors that came together to convict Mr. Dixon. Could the same thing happen today? What could have happened if this was a capital murder conviction?