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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, April 15, 2019

"Michigan attorney general launches wrongful conviction unit"

From The Detroit News, via the NACDL news scan. In part:

Two years after a record number of exonerations for wrongful convictions in Michigan, the state Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced the formation of a new Conviction Integrity Unit that will look into claims of innocence.

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Most of the exonerations were in Wayne County in cases involving Detroit police. Innocence advocates say the wrongful convictions are part of systemic problems in Detroit's police department that were so pervasive in the 1990s and early 2000s, the federal government entered into a consent judgment with the city to avoid lawsuits alleging mistreatment of citizens and excessive use of force.

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