Innocence Project Founder Seeks 'Conviction Integrity Unit'Conviction integrity units have sprung up recently in major metropolitan jurisdictions such as Dallas, New York, and Chicago. But a statewide team in Illinois would be a first nationally.
Kim Foxx Planning To Revamp Cook County Wrongful-Conviction UnitAiming to go beyond her predecessor in trying to end Cook County’s reputation as the “wrongful conviction capital of the U.S.,” State’s Attorney Kim Foxx tells the Chicago Sun-Times that revamping the way her office reviews such cases is among her top priorities.
State’s Attorney To Exam Ronald Watts Cases For Police MisconductCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has agreed to look into hundreds of convictions involving disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
Alvarez Creates New Unit To Probe Questionable ConvictionsIn what her office is calling a "shift in philosophy," Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez plans to form a new unit that will actively review criminal cases involving questionable or wrongful convictions.