The Times Herald-Record mentioned NYSBA calling on all district attorneys to establish conviction review units. (may require subscription)
At nearly four years old, the Conviction Integrity Panel (CIP) at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed a total of 35 claims of innocence or overcharging.
So far, the claims have been rejected or denied, District Attorney David Hoovler announced on Tuesday.
The unit, established in July 2015, reviews claims of actual innocence by defendants who were convicted of crimes, as well as claims that someone was grossly overcharged for their actual conduct.