January 11, 2010
News Organizations Support NU Innocence Project Students
The journalism students at the Northwestern University got a little help today in their battle with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office over evidence they colleted in the case of Anthony McKinney. The State challenged the motive of the students and demanded they turn over notes, grades, interview transcripts and notes, emails, and other materials they generated in their investigation. There were allegations that one of the interviewees received money for favorable testimony on McKinney's case. The help came in the form of a brief filed by the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, CBS News, the Washington Post, and more news organizations supporting the position of the students.