Massachusetts Court Decision Could Impact Up to a Thousand or More Similar Cases across the Country

CPCS Innocence Program Director Lisa Kavanaugh – Co-Counsel in Groundbreaking Case

On January 26, 2016, Judge Robert J. Kane overturned the 24-year-old rape conviction of George D. Perrot, ruling that scientific consensus indicates that the key, expert testimony of a FBI hair analyst would today be flawed and, therefore, inadmissible.

CPCS Innocence Program Director Lisa Kavanaugh is quoted in an article released by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University saying, “Although the decision does not bind other courts, Judge Kane’s careful analysis ‘is very significant’ and could influence judges in other jurisdictions.”

To read the entire article visit:  http://www.brandeis.edu/investigate/innocence-project/george-perrot/index.html