Innocence Project

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The West Virginia University College of Law has received $100,000 from the law firm Wilson, Frame and Metheney for the school's Innocence Project.

Fairmont City Police Cruiser
Sarah Lowther Hensley

  Most police departments in West Virginia haven't responded to a survey regarding witness identification policies.

The survey asked police departments whether they have complied with a 2013 law that required them to adopt written witness identification policies by Jan. 1, 2014.

The Law Works - False Confessions

Oct 4, 2013

When a defendant in a criminal case confesses to the crime, that should be the end of it. Right? What if the defendant then says, "no, I was lying," or says that the police forced the confession? Professor Valena Beety of the WVU College of Law and Attorney Ifeoma Ike join host Dan Ringer to talk about False Confessions on this episode of The Law Works.