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The New Yorker Reports on Richard Leo's Book, The Wrong Guys

August 17, 2009

In the Aug. 24 issue of The New Yorker magazine, writer Jeffrey Toobin chronicles Richard Leo's work on the case known as the "Norfolk Four," in which four Navy men were wrongfully convicted of murder and rape.

Leo, a leading expert on police interrogation and false confession, has spent years closely following the case, and helped secure legal representation for the Norfolk Four's clemency campaign. On Aug. 6, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine granted conditional pardons to three of the men (the fourth had already completed his sentence) and they were released from prison after 11 years. Leo's book, The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Case of the Norfolk Four, co-authored by Tom Wells and published last year, played a pivotal role in the governor's decision, according to the New Yorker.

Read the New Yorker story here.