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Boston's $10 Million Boo-Boos

The bill continues to come due for the string of nine wrongful convictions discovered in Boston between 1999 and 2004 — a tab that has now topped $10 million in court settlements.
Righting a wrongful conviction
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 03, 2009
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More police problems

Anyone who watches police dramas such as Law & Order or CSI might get the idea that cops from time to time stretch the envelope.
Plus, Obama’s Philadelphia moment
By EDITORIAL  |  March 19, 2008

Flashbacks: October 6, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix  has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 04, 2006
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$50 million worth of mistakes

Mistakes by Boston city workers — especially the police — have cost the city more than $50 million over the past four years. The breakdown: Inside the "Oops" fund. By David S. Bernstein Among the uninsured: How other cities handle their mistakes. B
Legal claims are costing the city millions of dollars a year. Is it a random blip or a sign of a badly run government?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 28, 2006

Flashbacks: September 8, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 06, 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

Flashbacks, May 12, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 11, 2006

Flashbacks, January 27, 2006

The Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
This week in history, from the pages of the Phoenix
By THE PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  January 31, 2006