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Op-Ed: What about the city’s other police scandals?

Originally published on Chicago SunTimes: What about the city’s other police scandals? By Joshua Tepfer The city’s continued failure to address a systemic police scandal that cost hundreds of black citizens their freedom has never quite sustained the public’s attention. It is “Groundhog Day” for the City of Chicago as the Lightfoot administration tries to ...

BREAKING: State’s Attorne Dismisses Six More Convictions Tied to Corrupt Sgt. Ronald Watts

More than 100 convictions have now been tossed in largest mass exoneration in Chicago history CHICAGO – Six more men had their drug convictions thrown out on Tuesday morning before Presiding Criminal Court Judge LeRoy K. Martin, Jr. The cases stem from arrests made between 2005-2008. All alleged they were framed by a corrupt team of ...

BREAKING: LAWSUIT SEEKS ACCESS TO DNA EVIDENCE THAT MAY IDENTIFY THE INNOCENT

CHICAGO – The Exoneration Project, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to providing legal assistance to the wrongfully convicted, has sued the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit seeks access to DNA “hit notifications,” which may provide information that could identify and free innocent prisoners. A DNA hit notification ...

BREAKING: Keith West Granted Pardon Based on Innocence

Keith West Granted Pardon Based on Innocence In One of KY Gov. Bevin’s Final Acts as Governor  Keith West was only 19 years old when he was wrongly convicted at the hands of disgraced former Louisville Police Detective Mark Handy. He is the fourth person with a conviction tied to Handy’s misconduct to be exonerated. LOUISVILLE, ...