Congrats to Larry Golden and the Downstate Illinios Innocence Project, who walked client Jonathan Moore out of prison today a free man after prosecutors dropped all charges in the murder case in which he was convicted 10 years ago.
Credit goes to the police, who discovered the wrongful conviction and brought it to the Innocence Project’s attention. From the press coverage:
“It’s just incredible,” said Larry Golden, director of the project. “The police officers deserve tremendous credit. This is unheard of. I know we haven’t had a case like this.
“This is the kind of county you want to live in,” Golden said.
John Hanlon, legal director for the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, said [Officer] McMahon “has done a very just thing and that doesn’t always happen.
“We’re so very impressed.”