The leader of a prominent Civil Rights groups explained how the Louisiana court system can put innocent people in prison.
Jee Park, Director of ‘The Innocence Project New Orleans’, took that conversation to the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday.
‘The Innocence Project New Orleans’ works to exonerate prisoners who were wrongfully convicted.
Park explained witnesses are often pushed to wrongfully identify perpetrators and convictions are not always made with solid proof.
Park said, “When we read these case’s trial transcripts, we’re kind og appalled by the lack of evidence in these trials.”
Park also talked about this year’s legislative session. A law was overturned prohibiting eyewitness experts from testifying in court. Park said this prevented juries from hearing critical information in cases that depended on witness testimonies.