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Michael Brown



Robbery (includes armed robbery)


10 years

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United Kingdom

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Judicially Exonerated Released

Summary of Case:

"Michael Brown and codefendants Kevin Martin and Anthony Taylor were wrongly convicted in 1995 by a jury of robbery and possession of a prohibited weapon in London, England. Police planted evidence implicating the three men in the armed robbery. Scotland Yard detectives bragged they "stitched up guys like you all day long," by planting crucial evidence against suspects. Among other things, a palm print of Martin's on the robbed shop's counter magically appeared seven months after the robbery, and after he was in custody. On September 29, 1999 the Criminal Case Review Commission referred the case of the three men to the Court of Appeals based on new evidence. The Court of Appeals quashed the convictions of the three men on July 12, 2000 and did not order a retrial."

Conviction Caused By:

Police misconduct of planting evidence and perjury.

Innocence Proved By:

"Court of Appeals quashed all co-defendant's convictions on July 12, 2000 and did not order a retrial."

Defendant Aided By:

Criminal Case Review Commission

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Information Source 1:

"Brown, R v [2000] EWCA Crim 47 (12th July, 2000) (Quashing convictions of Kevin Martin, Anthony Taylor and Michael Brown)"

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Innocent UK website

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"Recent Case Statatistics, Criminal Cases Review Commission"

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