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Edwin Grimsley


Edwin Grimsley is a Case Analyst at the Innocence Project. Since 2006, Edwin has aided in the investigation and evaluation of potential DNA cases at the Innocence Project with an expertise for crafting DNA exoneration theories. Before the Innocence Project, he worked as a paralegal at the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project conducting investigations on post-September 11th detentions and for two years as the advocacy chair of the Human Rights Watch Young Advocates. For the last three years, Edwin has also engaged in extensive research on race and wrongful convictions and has written several pieces on the impact of race within DNA exonerations. Most notably, Edwin was interviewed in November 2014 by Ebony magazine for a series called “Race Matters: Equal Protection Under the Law.” He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2001 with a degree in biology.