Chicago Prosecutor's Office Leaks Old, Unsubstantiated, Discredited Internal Memo To Smear Innocence Project Founder
from the chicago-politics? dept
But at every turn it looks like the prosecutor's office is out to smear, rather than to investigate. The latest, coming via Romenesko, is that the prosecutor's office released a decades old internal memo that smears the founder of the Innocence Project with claims that are either totally unsubstantiated or entirely discredited. The memo was given to at least two news organizations and has absolutely nothing to do with the case at hand. A spokesperson for the prosectors' office claimed that the document was distributed, "in the interest of trying to get the whole picture out there," which is really quite stunning. Again, the document has nothing to do with the case at hand and is either unsubstantiated or totally discredited. It's hard to see that as anything other than the Cook County State's Attorney's Office trying to smear the guy in charge of the Innocence Project. It certainly doesn't seem like an operation seeking truth.