US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions as part of national push to ensure justice

  • by: JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 7, 2014 - 11:45 AM

NEW YORK — When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

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