ECBAWM Files Amicus Brief in New York Court of Appeals on Behalf of the American Psychological Association in “Wrongful Conviction” Case

  • July 1, 2010

Representing the American Psychological Association (“APA”), ECBAWM filed an amicus curiae brief in the New York Court of Appeals presenting the outcomes of research on why innocent people confess to crimes that they did not commit. The case, Warney v. State of New York, involved a man with low IQ and AIDS-related dementia who falsely confessed to murder after intense questioning by police. The man was later exonerated by DNA evidence. ECBAWM’s Andrew G. Celli, Jr. and Debra Greenberger worked with APA’s Nathalie Gilfoyle to author the brief.