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Framed?

The Boston Phoenix has uncovered substantial new information about the Cowans case.
The Boston Police investigation of Stephan Cowans led to a wrongful conviction. Was it incompetent — or corrupt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 07, 2008
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Shades of Keeler

The storied career of Sergeant Detective Daniel M. “Mr. Homicide” Keeler may finally be at an end.
For years, Daniel Keeler was the top detective in Boston. Now, a pair of sunglasses Threatens to end his career.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 13, 2006
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Truth, Justice — or the Boston Way

Stephan Cowans's wrongful conviction cost Boston taxpayers $3.2 million.
Boston’s taxpayers just coughed up another multimillion-dollar check for a wrongful conviction, without being told what was done wrong
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 17, 2006
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Boston agrees to pay $3.2 million to Stephan Cowans

Finally giving Stephan Cowans some measure of justice for the six and a half years he spent in prison for a crime he did not commit, the City of Boston has agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle a civil lawsuit, the Phoenix has learned.
Wrongfully-convicted Mattapan man’s case exposed incompetent fingerprint unit
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2006