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Albemarle sheriff pushes for commission to help prevent wrongful convictions

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Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding is canvassing law enforcement leaders across the state gauging support for a government-backed commission to help prevent wrongful convictions.

Improving the quality and accuracy of investigations would not only decrease the possibility of convicting the innocent, but strengthen cases against the guilty and improve public safety, he said.

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