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  • Wrongful conviction course now required for all police recruits in Illinois

    PTI Director Michael Schlosser presents to police recruits at the Police Training Institute.

    U. of I. Police Training Institute director Michael Schlosser worked with colleagues at the Illinois Innocence Project to develop a Wrongful Conviction Awareness and Avoidance course that is now required training for police recruits across the state of Illinois.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note:  

    Members of the news media are invited to attend the exoneree presentation to the training on March 31. Journalists from established media outlets are welcome, with some restrictions. Several individuals will be available to be photographed, videotaped and interviewed (Schlosser and Bunch have both agreed to this arrangement). Schlosser and Bunch also are available for interviews between now and then.


    The March 31 class will be held at the Police Training Institute, 1004 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The class will be 1-5 p.m., with Bunch beginning her presentation at about 2:30 p.m. Registration to attend the class as a media representative is required. Please contact to register to attend the class.


    To reach Michael Schlosser, call (cell) 217-778-8499; email

    To reach Kristine Bunch, email

    For more information or to schedule an interview with Schlosser and/or Bunch, please contact Andrea Darlas at