Official Misconduct Has Played Role in More Than Half of Exoneration Cases, Study Finds – serialpressit

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Official Misconduct Has Played Role in More Than Half of Exoneration Cases, Study Finds

Official misconduct played a role in the criminal convictions of more than half of innocent people who were later exonerated, according to a new report by a registry that tracks wrongful convictions.

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According to the report, by the National Registry of Exonerations, official misconduct contributed to false convictions in 54 percent of exonerations, usually with more than one type of misconduct. Over all, men and Black exonerees “were modestly more likely to experience misconduct,”…

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