Actor, activist and Innocence Ambassador Ryan Phillippe has been a staple of the Innocence Project’s Artist’s Committee and one of its most vocal members – an ardent voice advocating for criminal justice reform and in defense of the innocent.
He sat down for an on-camera interview with the Innocence Blog and told us why the Innocence Project today matters more than ever.
Prosecutors relied heavily on a single piece of alleged physical evidence that they said linked our client John Kunco to the violent crime scene: a supposed bite mark that was assessed five months after the crime occurred.
"What is especially striking about the prosecution of Kristin Lobato is the way police and prosecutors were able to ignore or explain away the fact that no physical evidence in the case supported the state’s theory."
Jordan Smith, The Intercept