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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Former Medill Prof. David Protess speaks with students during an Innocence Project meeting at Northwestern in 2009. A settlement was reached Friday in a 2015 lawsuit filed by Alstory Simon against Protess and Northwestern, among other defendants.

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

June 4, 2018

A settlement was reached Friday in the 2015 lawsuit of Alstory Simon — a former inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2014 — against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess, among other...

Former Medill Prof. David Protess speaks with students during an Innocence Project meeting at Northwestern in 2009. Anthony Porter, whose sentence was overturned due to evidence found by a Medill class led by Protess, missed a deposition last week in a lawsuit alleging he committed murder, according to a court filing.

Freed inmate Anthony Porter misses deposition in lawsuit alleging he committed double homicide

May 7, 2017

Anthony Porter, a former death row inmate whose sentence was overturned due to evidence found by a Medill class led by former Medill Prof. David Protess, missed a deposition May 1 in a lawsuit alleging...

Alstory Simon gives his account of his own conviction for double homicide in the documentary A Murder in the Park, which was released in July.  In February 2015, Simon filed a lawsuit claiming he was framed for the murders.

Judge rules Alstory Simon can move forward with suit against Northwestern, Protess

March 29, 2016

Alstory Simon’s lawsuit against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess is allowed to proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. In the suit, filed in February 2014, Simon alleges NU, his...

Alstory Simon gives his account of his own conviction for double homicide in the newly released documentary A Murder in the Park. Simon was sent to prison for 15 years for the 1982 crime before he was released in the fall by the Cook County States Attorney.

Documentary: Northwestern journalism investigation led to wrongful conviction

July 22, 2015

A documentary released this summer argues an investigation led by a Northwestern journalism class in 1999 led to the wrongful release of a convicted killer. “A Murder in the Park” chronicles the...

Murder conviction of Alstory Simon overturned after doubts shed on Protess investigation

October 31, 2014

The Cook County state's attorney vacated the double-murder conviction of Alstory Simon on Thursday, raising questions about an investigation assisted by former Medill Prof. David Protess. Protess...

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