Why wrongful convictions are so common—and why prosecutors and police rarely apologize
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In 1991, former New York Police Department detective Louis Scarcella set up a Brooklyn teenager, John Bunn, for the murder of off-duty corrections officer Rolando Neischer. The fingerprints from two bicycles found abandoned at the scene amidst blood didn’t match Bunn or his co-defendant. Just a single witness identified Bunn in a photo lineup; that witness was the only person to testify at the trial, which lasted just one day. Yet, at just 14 years old, Bunn was convicted of murder.

Bunn served...

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