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  • Recommendations for TX Exoneration Commission study

    Texas' new Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission, established by the Texas Legislature earlier this year to review wrongful convictions since 2010 and their underlying causes, will meet for the first time this Thursday. By statute, the Innocence Project of Texas' executive director is an advisory member. To assist with the group's deliberations, IPOT has published a document offering suggestions for potential issues to review arising from recent Texas innocence cases.

  • Prosecutor to explain withholding evidence in case of IPOT client

    The Innocence Project of Texas expects potentially dramatic testimony on Monday, Oct. 25, as a Dallas prosecutor is called to account for withholding exculpatory evidence which showed that, contrary to testimony at trial, jailhouse informants sought and received reduced sentences in exchange for accusing the defendants. Dennis Allen and Stanley Mozee walked out of a Dallas courtroom last year free on bail after attorneys from the Innocence Project of Texas and the national Innocence Project conv...

  • Freedom for Dallas man convicted on bad bite-mark evidence

    Steven Chaney, the man whose bite mark case recently spawned a review by the Forensic Science Commission, saw a Dallas judge recommend habeas corpus relief last week and was released on bond pending a decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. His attorneys have also alleged prosecutorial misconduct. He was convicted in 1989.

  • Mike Ware named IPOT Legal Director

    Mike Ware, a well-respected Tarrant County attorney, past IPOT board member, and a former head of the Dallas County DA's Office Conviction Integrity Unit, has taken over as IPOT's new Legal Director. He will run the new innocence clinic at Texas A&M law school and the externship program operated by IPOT at Texas Tech. As head of the Dallas County District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit and as a private attorney, Ware has been involved in numerous Texas exonerations.

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