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D.A.'s office to create a wrongful convictions claims unit




Brian Banks, center, reacts with his mother, Leomia Myers and father, Jonathan Banks, outside of a Long Beach court after being exonerated. Banks, a former Long Beach high school football star and prized college recruit, served more than five years in prison.
Brian Banks, center, reacts with his mother, Leomia Myers and father, Jonathan Banks, outside of a Long Beach court after being exonerated. Banks, a former Long Beach high school football star and prized college recruit, served more than five years in prison.
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Yesterday, LA County's District Attorney's office announced it will be creating a unit to review wrongful conviction claims. Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey is asking for nearly $1 million to fund the new team. 

Similar units have been cropping up across the country. Harvard Law Professor Ron Sullivan designed and implemented a conviction review unit in Brooklyn, New York. He joined the show to talk more about it.