***This event is postponed due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. The event has been rescheduled to February 16.***
Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in welcoming Jane Pucher, Esq., staff attorney for the Innocence Project, and Jabbar Collins, exonerated victim of a wrongful conviction. The Innocence Project is committed to protecting the innocent, helping exonerate people who are wrongfully convicted and assisting them rebuild their lives.
Jane Pucher litigates post-conviction DNA cases throughout the country. Prior to joining The Innocence Project, Jane worked for five years as the public defender with The Bronx Defenders, representing thousands of individuals charged with misdemeanors and felony crimes from arraignment through trial. Jane graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011 where she was a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science in 2008.
Jabbar Collins was wrongly convicted of killing a Brooklyn rabbi at the age of 21. He spent 16 years in prison before his case was reheard and his conviction overturned. While in prison, Collins trained himself in legal proceedings, and filed record requests and appeals on his own behalf. Eventually, he uncovered a systematic pattern of police and prosecutorial misconduct.
The program begins at 6:00 PM at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. (directly off the 2,3,4,5 trains). Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.