Northern California Innocence Project
A man who spent nearly seven years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted for attempted murder is filing a civil rights suit against the city of Oakland, alleging he was maliciously prosecuted.
Every year, it is estimated that 200 people are convicted of shaking babies to death. Doctors have said violent shaking causes babies’ brains to swell and bleed, but now that science looks shaky. KPIX 5 talks to a Bay Area father who was wrongly accused.
A video obtained by KPIX 5 shows a Northern California teenager who was interrogated by authorities admitting to a crime he didn’t commit. Experts said teen suspects are more likely to give false confessions.
An Oakland man who spent 14 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl has had his conviction overturned based on new DNA evidence.
An Oakland man wrongfully convicted of a 2006 shooting says he’s not bitter and wants to work with troubled youth
Maurice Caldwell spent 20 years behind bars, for a murder a judge now said he did not commit. The case raises questions about the reliability of police lineups and how many law enforcement agencies aren’t using the best practices.
Police lineups are a staple of TV crime shows. Detectives watch as a witness tries to identify the suspect. But witnesses can, and do, make mistakes. Yet critics say many police departments are not doing what it takes to prevent them.
San Francisco prosecutors announced Thursday they will retry an imprisoned man whose 1991 murder conviction was overturned by a judge last month.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence in prison for the 1990 shooting of another man during a drug deal in the Alemany public housing projects.