ALBANY — The number of exonerations involving misconduct by police, prosecutors and other government officials is at an all-time high, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Registry of Exonerations.
The registry recorded 139 exonerations in the U.S. last year, a decline from the 171 reported in 2016. A record-high 84 exonerations—out of the 139—involved misconduct by police, prosecutors and other government officials, according to the report.
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