Closer Look: Fulton County’s Conviction Integrity Unit Aims To Investigate, Prevent Wrongful Convictions; DeKalb CEO Reflects On Challenges And Achievements

Michael Lash, advocate and member of the Fulton County Conviction Integrity Unit Citizen Review Board, Richard Rose, president of the Atlanta NAACP and member of the CIU Citizen Review Board,  Paul Howard, Fulton County district attorney, and Aimee Maxwell, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit director, join "Closer Look with Rose Scott" in studio.
Michael Lash, advocate and member of the Fulton County Conviction Integrity Unit Citizen Review Board, Richard Rose, president of the Atlanta NAACP and member of the CIU Citizen Review Board, Paul Howard, Fulton County district attorney, and Aimee Maxwell, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit director, join "Closer Look with Rose Scott" in studio.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: “Closer Look” host Rose Scott gives a news brief with an update on the weather.
  • And, in other news, the NAACP will honor Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis with the Chairman’s Award later this month.
  • 02:28: Fulton County’s newly-formed Conviction Integrity Unit aims to re-investigate “questionable” convictions and prevent false convictions in the future. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, who started the program, Aimee Maxwell, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit director, Richard Rose, president of the Atlanta NAACP and member of the CIU Citizen Review Board, and Michael Lash, advocate and member of the CIU Citizen Review Board, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio today to share how the program works and the importance of fairly reviewing these cases.
  • 28:30: DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recently joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to reflect on his challenges and achievements, as he reaches his fourth and final term in office. Today, we hear that conversation.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.