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Christopher Mathias

Family Of Innocent Man Who Spent 23 Years In Prison Sues NYPD For Their Suffering

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.19.2014 | Crime

It wasn't just David Ranta who suffered during the 20-plus years he spent in prison for a murder he didn't commit. It was his family, too. That's ...

WATCH: DA To Review 50 Murder Cases Investigated By Unethical Detective

Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

After a New York Times report shed light on the questionable, if not blatantly unethical, conduct of a retired NYPD detective, the Brooklyn District ...

Man To Sue NYC After 22 Yrs In Prison For Murder He Didn't Commit

Posted 05.01.2013 | New York

A Brooklyn man who was freed after 22 years in jail for a murder he did not commit is now planning to sue the city. The New York Post reports 58-y...

Dual Personalities Emerge in Wrongful Conviction Cases

David Protess | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly reviewing old cases and proudly reporting their mistakes. Prosecutors have launched conviction integrity units in San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Lake County (IL), Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Michael McLaughlin

The Wrongly Imprisoned Are Getting More Help From Forces That Locked Them Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Crime

Prosecutors and police cooperated more than ever before in 2012 to free people falsely convicted of crimes they didn't commit, according to a new stud...

Brooklyn DA Hynes Must Admit Role in Wrongful Conviction, Submit to Independent Review by State Attorney General

Kenneth_Thompson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime
Kenneth_Thompson

A grave miscarriage of justice was only partially corrected recently with the long-overdue release of David Ranta from prison.

NYPD Detective Defends Storied Career After Wrongful Conviction

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- By his own estimation, retired detective Louis Scarcella was always good at getting people to talk about their crimes. The suspect in the...

Man Freed After 23 Years In Prison Suffers Heart Attack

AP | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City man whose murder conviction was overturned after 23 years in prison has suffered a heart attack on his second day of freed...

Man Wrongly Jailed For 23 Years Suffers HEART ATTACK Upon Release

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City man whose murder conviction was overturned after 23 years in prison has suffered a heart attack on his second day of freed...

Man Who Spent Two Decades In Jail For Rabbi's Death Freed After Case Unravels

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man who spent more than two decades behind bars for the cold-blooded slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi was released Thursday into the arm...

Man Jailed More Than Two Decades For Brooklyn Rabbi's Murder May Be Freed

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man put behind bars for the 1990 killing of a Brooklyn rabbi was on the verge of freedom Wednesday after prosecutors told a judge t...