We saw this a few weeks ago, but it fell down on the list of things to cover. Martin Preib writes another brilliant and scathing piece on how the Innocence Project attempted to, and in many cases succeeded, in railroading the reputations of some pretty fine detectives and ended up costing the city taxpayers untold tens of millions of dollars.
- Retired Chicago Detective Charles Salvatore was riding high in 2005. He had done something no other Chicago detective had ever pulled off. He had completely destroyed a wrongful conviction claim against his partner and himself in civil court.
Go read it all. The entire sight is what investigative journalists should have been doing for years instead of the agenda-driven crap we end up with nowadays. The FOP comes in for a rough ride, too, leaving a lot of good cops out to dry.