Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brooklyn D.A. to expand wrongful convictions review

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has announced his intention to explore wrongful conviction claims in felony burglary and other non-homicide cases.

Thompson gave the keynote address at the 2015 New York State Bar Association's Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Focusing on wrongful convictions and the efforts by his administration to "get it right," Thompson highlighted a few of the recent cases of exoneration in Brooklyn including the respective cases of Jonathan Fleming and Derrick Hamilton. 

But Thompson has declared that his office will expand its review efforts beyond cases involving a homicidal occurrence — he is likely the first district attorney in the country to do so. 


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