Someone here on the forum has shown a interest in the Innocence Project. I receive emails perodically and this is a good one. There are 2 stories I was interested in showing the forum. There are more stories out there that are not public.
--snip--Government to Review More than 2000 Cases Involving Microscopic Hair Analysis
The Innocence Project and the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers have entered into an historic agreement with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review more than 2,000 criminal cases in which the FBI may have provided scientifically invalid testimony or reports regarding microscopic hair analysis. The unprecedented federal review of past cases has already identified 27 death penalty convictions in which FBI forensic experts may have mistakenly linked defendants to crimes with exaggerated scientific testimony.
Fight Continues for Joseph Buffey’s Freedom
Joseph BuffeyOver the course of a three-day hearing in West Virginia’s Harrison County Circuit Court earlier this month, Innocence Project attorneys continued the fight to overturn Joseph Buffey’s conviction of a 2001 rape and robbery that DNA testing proves he didn’t commit. In spite of statements by the victim that the crimes were committed by a sole perpetrator and a DNA match to another person with a record of committing similar crimes, prosecutors continue to block Buffey’s exoneration, putting forth the outlandish theory that he could have been an unseen, unheard “accomplice.”