Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades

Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades

Flawed forensic work by one of the FBI top analysts may have sent innocent people to prison for decades. And the Department of Justice is aware of it. One of those people is Elmer Daniels whose case was finally dismissed after he spent 39 years in prison. He joins...
Innocent Man Elmer Davis Served 39 Years, His Story with Laura Coates

Innocent Man Elmer Davis Served 39 Years, His Story with Laura Coates

“A Delaware man who had his life sentence dismissed last week walked out of Howard R. Young Correctional Institution days later, a free man. Elmer Daniels and his attorneys say state prosecutors, in a lengthy court filing earlier this month to vacate the charges, took credit for work his legal team initiated to get him out of prison for a rape Daniels asserts he never committed.

Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

Elmer Daniels was 18 when he was arrested for a rape in Wilmington, Delaware, in January 1980. He walked out of prison last week at age 59, after lawyers uncovered problems with the case so serious — and including links to an FBI crime lab scandal affecting thousands...