Media Advisory: IACP/DOJ/Innocence Project Join Forces to Address Wrongful Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Guy
703-647-7226 or guy@theiacp.org

IACP/DOJ/INNOCENCE PROJECT JOIN FORCES TO ADDRESS WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs Release the National Summit on Wrongful Convictions: Building a Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrongful Convictions Report

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and the Innocence Project are joining in a press conference announcing the release of the National Summit on Wrongful Convictions: Building a Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrongful Convictions report at the Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department on December 3, 2013 at 1 PM.

The National Policy Summit on Wrongful Convictions gathered 75 subject matter experts from all key disciplines to address and examine the causes of and solutions to wrongful convictions across the entire spectrum of the justice system. The Summit report includes 30 recommendations for making rightful arrests, correcting wrongful arrests, leveraging technology and forensic science, and re-examining closed cases. This report lays a foundation for required changes in investigative protocols, policies, training, supervision, and assessment.

  WHO: International Association of Chiefs of Police
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Innocence Project
  WHERE: Alexandria Police Department, Community Room, 3600 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
  WHEN: December 3, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  SPEAKERS:

Walter McNeil, Past President
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief of Police, Quincy, Florida

Jennifer Thompson, Victim Advocate

Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs
United States Department of Justice

Barry Scheck, Professor of Law,
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Innocence Project

Joye E. Frost, Director
Office for Victims of Crime
United States Department of Justice

Gregory K. Ridgeway, Acting Director
National Institute of Justice
United States Department of Justice

Marvin Anderson, Exonerated Individual
Member, Innocence Project Board of Directors
District Chief, Hanover, Virginia Volunteer Fire Company, Station 5
Former Innocence Project client, exonerated in 2002

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