Project-Innocence-Northwestern-University-David-Protess – chicagotribune.com

Posted: January 23, 2011 by scaryhouse in Prosecutorial Misconduct, Uncategorized

By Matthew Walberg

For more than a year, Northwestern University journalism professor David Protess refused to turn over hard drives from five computers sought in connection with subpoenas seeking information on how he and his students conducted an investigation of an allegedly wrongful conviction, university officials said today.

Copies of the hard drives of three of the computers were turned over late last week, attorney Charles Sklarsky said at a hearing today before Cook County Judge Diane Gordon Cannon, who is presiding over convicted murderer Anthony McKinney’s bid for a new trial in the 1978 murder of a security guard in Harvey.

But Protess — whose students allegedly obtained a confession from another man for the murder for which McKinney was convicted — continues to refuse the university’s requests for copies of hard drives from two personal computers, said university spokesman Alan Cubbage.

via Project-Innocence-Northwestern-University-David-Protess – chicagotribune.com.

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