Private Citizens

Civilian oversight is essential in maintaining any level of accountability at all levels of law enforcement, not mention politics; and, casting a vote every few years is not going to cut it.

The implementation of Conviction Review and Integrity Units are the best possible way to incorporate civilian oversight into the justice system as it currently exists.

Conviction Review Unit

The purpose of a Conviction Review Unit [CRU] is to identify, remedy, and prevent wrongful convictions. The CRU conducts an initial screening process to identify plausible claims of innocence on behalf of convicted defendants. For claims that merit review, the CRU then conducts a more detailed investigation of the claim. The CRU generally consists of dedicated attorneys, investigators, and support staff. An independent Civilian Review Panel [CRP] composed of non-lawyers from outside of the respective prosecutor's office collaborates with the CRU to provide additional analysis and evaluation of cases. If following the review and investigation, the CRU identifies a wrongful conviction, the prosecutor's office will remedy the conviction, possibly by dismissing the underlying charges and convictions and will take appropriate measures to prevent similar wrongful convictions.

Conviction Integrity Unit

The purpose of a Conviction Integrity Unit [CIU] is to identify, remedy, and prevent systemic inequities within the justice system, including:

  • selective enforcement
  • abuse of discretion
  • lack of accessibility
  • biased judgements, rulings, and procedures
  • excessive bureaucracy


With the evolution of The Brady List, extensive and ongoing law enforcement civil right violations, systemic prosecutorial misconduct, and the incompetent judicial discipline pretenses have led to the need for CRUs and CIUs to evaluate large quantities of cases for reversal, dismissal, compensation, and sanctions against the bad faith institutional actors.

The Brady List is the definitive public-facing database of information about police misconductpublic complaintsuse-of-force reports, and more...

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