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Response to Tribune On New Round of Wrongful Conviction Claims...


Chicago Tribune reporter Gregory Pratt asked for a comment about another round of wrongful conviction claims emerging this week.

Here is the response to his inquiry:

The Tribune’s reporting on supposed wrongful convictions and police misconduct is so troubling that it should generate its own scrutiny given the emerging evidence that the paper has gotten so many of these stories completely wrong. Most police officers believe that the Tribune is wholly biased on these subjects and works too intimately with wrongful conviction attorneys to be trusted, and so I therefore decline to make any further comment. Rather, my colleagues and I will look into the cases  ourselves and confront the media on what we believe are any shortcomings, and, quite likely, publish our own conclusions.

Martin Preib