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Prosecutorial Integrity: Lawyer Errors can Mean Prison for the Innocent

Prosecutorial integrity: Lawyer errors can mean prison for the innocent Reform advocates say making evidence available to both sides could help decrease frequency of legal mistakes July 3, 2014 By Wilson Dizard People accused of crimes have many worries, but they might not realize that incompetence can be a prosecutor's most dangerous weapon. Advocates pushing [...]

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CPI: Evidence-Disclosure by Federal Prosecutors the Focus of Proposed Bill

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: tstoddard@prosecutorintegrity.org Evidence-Disclosure by Federal Prosecutors the Focus of Proposed Bill WASHINGTON / June 18, 2014 – The Center for Prosecutor Integrity is today releasing a proposed bill that would require federal prosecutors to provide defense attorneys access to all evidence relevant to the case. Titled the Federal [...]

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Rape Defendant Held in Jail Eight Months Thanks to Prosecutor’s Concealment of Evidence

Bronx Prosecutor Bashed and Barred from Courtroom for Misconduct Denis Slattery NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, April 6, 2014 An assistant district attorney was verbally berated and banished from a Bronx judge’s courtroom after failing to reveal evidence that would have freed a man held at Rikers Island on bogus rape charges, The News has [...]

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Father Awarded $9 Million after 20 Years in Prison on False Sex Abuse Charges

Exonerated Father Awarded $9 Million after 20 Years in Prison on False Sex Abuse Charges March 26, 2014 By Larry Bodine A father who spent 20 years in prison based on sex abuse evidence fabricated by two former Clark County, WA, sheriff’s detectives was awarded $9 million by a federal court jury that ruled that [...]

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E-lert: Register Now for Innocence Summit 2014

Dear Friends, We hope to see you June 20-21 at our annual conference.   We're sure you'll enjoy keynote speakers Jim and Nancy Petro. Jim, former attorney general of Ohio and Nancy are authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent.   And back by popular demand, Gordon Smith. You can expect a [...]

By |February 7th, 2014|Center for Prosecutor Integrity, E-lert, Event, False Allegations, Innocence, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on E-lert: Register Now for Innocence Summit 2014

PR: In Wake of NY Times Editorial, CPI Unveils Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: tstoddard@prosecutorintegrity.org In Wake of NY Times Editorial, CPI Unveils Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct WASHINGTON / January 8, 2014 – Today the non-profit Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI) announces the launching of the new Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct. The unveiling comes three days after a New York Times' [...]

By |January 8th, 2014|Center for Prosecutor Integrity, False Allegations, Innocence, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on PR: In Wake of NY Times Editorial, CPI Unveils Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Why Was This Prosecutor Never Punished?

Why Was This Prosecutor Never Punished? ANTHONY GRAVES WAS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF CAPITAL MURDER IN A TRIAL WHERE THE PROSECUTOR, CHARLES SEBESTA, WITHHELD EVIDENCE THAT COULD HAVE HELPED PROVE GRAVES’S INNOCENCE. SO WHY HASN’T SEBESTA BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS EGREGIOUS MISCONDUCT? By PAMELA COLLOFF DECEMBER 18, 2013 The criminal justice world was shook up [...]

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PR: Wrongful Conviction and Prosecutor Misconduct at Issue in Upcoming Hearing for Arkansas Death Row Man

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Email: tstoddard@prosecutorintegrity.org Telephone: 301-801-0806 Wrongful Conviction and Prosecutor Misconduct at Issue in Upcoming Hearing for Arkansas Death Row Man WASHINGTON / October 23, 2013 – The Center for Prosecutor Integrity, a national criminal justice reform organization, is announcing plans to monitor the October 28 Circuit Court hearing for death-row inmate [...]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Center for Prosecutor Integrity, Civil Rights, False Allegations, Innocence, Press Release, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on PR: Wrongful Conviction and Prosecutor Misconduct at Issue in Upcoming Hearing for Arkansas Death Row Man

E-lert: Roadmap for Prosecutor Reform

Dear Friends, The Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI) is releasing a new report that calls for strong oversight measures designed to assure ethical prosecutor conduct and stop wrongful convictions: Roadmap for Prosecutor Reform. Lawmakers, legal oversight boards, and other stakeholders should take note of this important report, which includes 20 reforms designed to enhance the accountability [...]

By |September 26th, 2013|Center for Prosecutor Integrity, Civil Rights, E-lert, False Allegations, Innocence, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on E-lert: Roadmap for Prosecutor Reform

PR: In Wake of New Orleans Prosecutor Scandal, CPI Calls for Strong Oversight Measures

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: tstoddard@prosecutorintegrity.org In Wake of New Orleans Prosecutor Scandal, CPI Calls for Strong Oversight Measures WASHINGTON / September 25, 2013 – Following last week’s revelations of “grotesque prosecutorial misconduct” in a New Orleans police shooting case, the Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI) is releasing a new report that [...]

By |September 25th, 2013|Center for Prosecutor Integrity, Civil Rights, Innocence, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Special Report, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on PR: In Wake of New Orleans Prosecutor Scandal, CPI Calls for Strong Oversight Measures