- Five Chicago men who were wrongfully convicted of murder when they were teenagers, known as the Dixmoor 5, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging crooked cops framed them. More details here.
- After a 10 month investigation, the State Bar of Texas claims District Judge Ken Anderson withheld evidence in the Michael Morton case that may have led to Morton’s wrongful conviction in the murder of his wife in 1987. The State Bar Disciplinary Council filed a disciplinary petition against Anderson on October 4 in Williamson County. It alleges Anderson knew about the existence of several pieces of evidence and withheld them from the defense counsel. Morton was convicted by a Williamson County jury in 1987 and sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of his wife Christine. Her served almost 25 years before new DNA evidence cleared him in October 2011.
- A D.C. man’s fight for exoneration gained support Wednesday as two members of the jury that convicted him of murder in 1980 and the victim’s daughter told a judge that they supported a declaration of innocence because of forensic science errors.Santae A. Tribble, 51, was convicted of killing a Southeast Washington cabdriver in 1978 after an FBI agent testified that he found Tribble’s hair in a stocking mask near the crime scene. A prosecutor put the odds of the hair belonging to someone else as high as “one chance . . . in 10 million.” In fact, DNA test results in January ruled out Tribble as the source of hairs in the stocking — after Tribble spent 28 years in prison.
Mark GodseyDaniel P. & Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law; Director, Center for the Global Study of Wrongful Conviction; Director, Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project | Email | Profile
Justin BrooksProfessor, California Western School of Law; Director, California Innocence Project | Email
Cheah Wui LingAssistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore Email | Profile
Daniel EhighaluaNigerian Barrister; Project Director, Innocence Project Nigeria Email
C Ronald HuffProfessor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, University of California-Irvine Email | Profile
Phil LockeScience and Technology Advisor, Ohio Innocence Project and Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic Email
Dr. Carole McCartneySenior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Leeds; Founder, University of Leeds Innocence Project | Email | Profile
Nancy PetroAuthor and Advocate
Kana SasakuraAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, Konan University; Visiting Scholar, University of Washington School of Law; Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW)
Dr. Robert SchehrProfessor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University; Executive Director, Arizona Innocence Project Email | Profile
Shiyuan HuangAssociate Professor, Shandong University Law School; Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati College of Law Email | Profile
Ulf StridbeckProfessor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Martin YantAuthor and Private Investigator Email | Profile