Friday, August 25, 2006

A not uncommon miscarriage of justice

Lab didn't bother with DNA

Analyst had doubts about rape case that convicted wrong man

Chicago police detectives and top officials of a crime lab refused to seek DNA testing in a 1993 rape case, despite a lab analyst's belief that the man might be innocent, testimony shows.

LaFonso Rollins was convicted in the case and spent 11 years in prison before he was exonerated in 2004. In February the city agreed to pay him $9 million in damages

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