Wrongly Convicted

Number 15018
Subject Wrongful Convictions
Source Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
Year 1998
Publication Date Throughout 1998
Summary The series investigated whether a woman named Betty Tyson, as well as others, may have been wrongly convicted in the early 1970s because of the work of a rogue detective. The stories revealed the police were willing to fabricate evidence, coerce testimony or abuse suspects to secure convictions.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Pages 82
Keywords Criminal justice system; wrongful convictions; rogue detective; fabrication of evidence; abusing of suspects
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