TO FREE THE INNOCENT AND INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY
BY PreventING and OverturnING the Wrongful Conviction
of Police Officers and OtheR INNOCENT INDIVIDUALS.
WE FOCUS ON THESE THREE AREAS:
Our primary goal is to aid innocent U.S. law enforcement officers and other innocent individuals in need of legal defense funds, evidence re-evaluation, and additional investigation to fight wrongful allegations and convictions.
We also help acquitted and freed individuals needing financial aid to resume life after wrongful allegations or convictions.
We will consider the case of any wrongfully accused or convicted person in the U.S. in need of assistance before or after release, on a case-by-case basis.
We raise funds to donate to U.S. law enforcement agencies for the purchase of body camera systems.
Body cameras protect both law enforcement officers and the public from false allegations.
Experts advise that all interactions should be "recorded in every context, and then made public when there is a criminal complaint.” (See Turvey et al. (2018). False Allegations: Investigative and Forensic Issues in Fraudulent Reports of Crime. Academic Press, p.302.)
We offer information about wrongful convictions, their causes, and proper police procedures so that wrongful convictions can more easily be prevented, recognized, and overturned.
Striving to reduce wrongful convictions by improving police-public relations, we raise awareness that public trust is harmed and the risk of wrongful conviction is increased when law enforcement officers discriminate, succumb to bias during investigations, and follow improper practices.
We also work to eliminate prejudice against police officers by educating the public about the challenges officers face during encounters with the public.
ABOUT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
OUR aid recipients
MEET our aid recipients,
the wrongfully accused and convicted individuals
WE ARE HELPING IN THEIR FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.
We ALSO RAISE BODY CAMERA FUNDS FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS
SO THAT NO OFFICER MUST FIGHT A FALSE ALLEGATION
AFTER RISKING LIFE AND LIMB TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
We work to protect innocent law enforcement officers and other innocent individuals from wrongful allegations and convictions so that officers can safely protect the public and the wrongfully accused will achieve freedom.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT provides legal defense funds to falsely accused and wrongfully convicted individuals, financial aid to the exonerated in need, body camera funds to police departments, and educational material about wrongful convictions to the public.
Your donations help uncuff the innocent! All charitable contributions, for which no goods or services were received, are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Please consult with your tax adviser or the IRS to determine the extent to which a contribution is tax-deductible. We are extremely grateful for your support!