OUR AID RECIPIENTS
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT is currently raising legal defense funds to help five innocent people:
MICHAEL CRUMP (incarcerated more than 20 years in Virginia)
DANIEL HOLTZCLAW (incarcerated more than 4 years in Oklahoma)
MICHAEL OXLEY (fighting false allegations in Oklahoma)
JAY B. VAN STORY (incarcerated more than 30 years in Texas)
TIMOTHY WRIGHT JR. (incarcerated more than 10 years in Virginia)
We also raise Body Camera Funds for police departments because body cameras protect both law enforcement officers and the public from false allegations. We have aided the Enid Police Department in Oklahoma by providing funds for the purchase of body cameras for their officers. Learn more.
Below is information about two of the innocent individuals we are aiding and the petitions you can sign to help free them.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Daniel's friends and family have created a Petition requesting that Oklahoma officials free him because he is innocent.
You can help Daniel by signing his freedom petition.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT
Your donation will contribute to the legal defense funds of Daniel and other innocent individuals who have been wrongfully accused or convicted.
Thank you for taking a stand for justice!
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT is proud to be contributing legal defense funds for wrongfully convicted Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who has been represented by the famous attorney Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates, whose fight to free Daniel is being continued by Oklahoma attorney James L. Hankins.
Attorney Kathleen Zellner has righted more wrongful prosecutions than any other private attorney in the U.S. Among the exonerees Ms. Zellner has represented are Dr. Ray Spencer, a former police officer, and Ryan Ferguson. She is currently representing Steven Avery, who is featured in the "Making A Murderer" series on Netflix.
Daniel Holtzclaw was wrongfully convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting 8 out of 13 African-American complainants after investigators' tunnel vision and flawed DNA analysis led detectives to reverse-engineer a case against Daniel following a single allegation uncorroborated by forensic evidence.
Your donations help us provide Daniel Holtzclaw's legal team with the funds they need to fight for his freedom.
Tim Wright Jr.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT is helping investigate the case of Tim Wright Jr., who was wrongfully convicted of murder on October 4, 2008, in Amherst, Virginia. Tim was convicted after a biased investigation in which the Amherst police built their case against him to focus attention away from another young man, an Amherst County Sheriff's Deputy's son. The Deputy's son made wild, unsupported allegations against Tim and should have been the main suspect after placing himself at the scene of the crime.
We are on a truth-finding mission, currently working with investigators, forensic experts, and attorneys to uncover the full truth in Tim’s case and help him prove his innocence in court.
What makes this case a particular injustice is that Tim is a Gulf War veteran who served his country in the Marine Corps and came home only to be set up a couple months later for a crime he did not commit.
Nothing about Tim's case is ordinary, but it has numerous elements commonly seen in wrongful convictions. It involves law enforcement’s protection of a man who accused Tim but should have been the prime suspect from the start, a missing handgun, incomplete and missing forensic evidence, witnesses who changed their stories at least six times, jailhouse snitches who were given promises and deals for false testimony, and serious police misconduct.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
TIM WRIGHT, JR.
Tim and his wife Danielle have created a petition asking officials in Virginia's government to open an investigation into Tim's case and help prove his innocence.
You can help Tim by signing and sharing his freedom petition.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT
We are raising funds for investigations to help in the legal defense of Tim Wright, Jr. Your donation will contribute to the legal defense funds of Tim and other innocent individuals who have been wrongfully accused or convicted.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT has provided funds to an Oklahoma police department needing financial aid to purchase and maintain body cameras for its officers.
More than 50,000 residents in the area rely on this police department for safety. We are glad our contribution will help the agency provide its officers with body-worn cameras that will protect both law enforcement officers and the public from false allegations.
UNCUFF THE INNOCENT is giving funds to the body camera programs of law enforcement agencies in honor of Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who was provided with neither a dash cam nor a body-worn camera that would have protected him from being wrongfully convicted.
If you are a U.S. law enforcement agency in need of funds to purchase or maintain body cameras and infrastructure for your officers and you would like to request financial contributions from UNCUFF THE INNOCENT for your body camera program, please download and complete our Questionnaire to Request Body Camera Funds and mail it to UNCUFF THE INNOCENT, P.O. Box 184, Ames, Iowa 50010, or scan your completed questionnaire and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.