Karen A. Newirth, director of the Exoneration Project‘s Mass Exoneration Initiative appeared on the Black Westchester Power Hour, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, to talk the wrongfully incarcerated, what the Exoneration Project does, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino and the 2020 Democratic Primary, the Mount Vernon Police Tapes article by Gothamist reporter George Joseph and the review of wrongfully exonerated in Mount Vernon, New York.
Serious allegations of police misconduct by members of the Mount Vernon Police Department, including the framing of innocent people and the bringing of false charges have recently been reported in the news media.
The Exoneration Project is investigating whether factually innocent people have been convicted of crimes they did not commit in Mount Vernon, NY. If you are an innocent person convicted of a crime in Mount Vernon, or are aware of such a case, please fill out this form and someone from the Exoneration Project will be in touch.
For more information on the Exoneration Project, check out their website. If you need the services of the Exoneration Project especially if you live in Mount Vernon click here. If you know anyone who might need to get their services for themselves or a family member, please share this with them
Karen A. Newirth is counsel with the civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy and the director of the Exoneration Project’s Mass Exoneration Initiative, which identifies and investigates sources of repeated wrongful convictions in order to exonerate those wrongly convicted. Prior to joining the Exoneration Project, Karen was a founding member of the Innocence Project’s strategic litigation department, where, for eight years, she litigated for law reform in the areas of eyewitness identification and confessions and interrogations. Previously, Karen was a criminal defense attorney in New York City, representing individuals in all stages of state and federal investigations and prosecutions, and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Whitman Knapp of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a 2002 graduate of NYU School of Law and a 1996 graduate of Brown University.