Criminal Cases

Oregon Case Puts Reliability of Science Itself on Trial


June 21, 2009, 10:30AM

"Bullet lead analysis" viewed as discredited evidence

Now Cannon and his legal team are finalizing his claim of "actual innocence" for next month's hearing in Marion County Circuit Court. They will present new evidence intended to show he was convicted primarily on faulty and discredited "junk science" called bullet lead analysis -- evidence so unreliable it has been abandoned by the FBI...........click here to read more

Substitute Teacher's Sex-abuse Conviction Reversed


 July 18, 2012 

By Helen Jung | hjung@oregonian.com 


The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the 2009 conviction of a substitute teacher who was found guilty of sex abuse despite no physical evidence, no witnesses and a police officer's admitted failures to follow investigative protocols…to read more

Former Salem Officer Sees Charges Dropped

Jul-09-2007

(SALEM, Ore.) - Charges of rape and sex abuse have been dropped against a former Salem Police officer. 39-year old Sterling Alexander had been charged in three separate cases............. click here to read more