Ru-El Sailor; Conviction Integrity Unit; Statehouse Update
Ru-El Sailor was freed from prison last week after spending 15 years in prison for a Cleveland murder he maintained from the start that he did not commit. His lawyer and the Ohio Innocence Project worked to exonerate him, but the break in the case came from the county prosecutor's office. A 15-month investigation by the conviction integrity unit confirmed what Sailor always claimed: He wasn't even at the scene of the crime. Sailor joins us to discuss his case. Later, the prosecutor, conviction integrity unit chief and Sailor's defense lawyer discuss this case and how other innocence claims are handled.
Ru-El Sailor, Murder Conviction Vacated; Released from Prison
Michael O'Malley, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
Russell Tye, Chief of Conviction Integrity Unit & Civil Rights Unit, Co-Chief Criminal Division; Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
Kimberly Corral, Defense Attorney for Ru-El Sailor
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief