U.S. Attorney’s Office in L.A. Announces Committee to Review Innocence Claims

I’m skeptical - this is akin to the fox guarding the henhouse. Conflict of interest, anyone?

"The ethics and post-conviction review position will, among other things, oversee the work of the office’s ethics and professional responsibility officers, coordinate the investigation of claims of prosecutorial misconduct, and review responses to requests for pardons and commutations, U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada said.

The conviction integrity committee will consider claims of factual innocence. The ethics chief will chair the committee, which will include Estrada and other highly placed officials."

Possibly a conflict, but since it is the federal lawyers taking an interest in state matters, this probably has merit and is something they can bring against the state.

Most attorneys don’t take on work unless they can win… even the federal ones.

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