Sept. 11, 2014

Update: "Kim Possible"

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We ran a story last year about former police detective Jim Trainum and how his first major homicide investigation went horribly wrong. He and his colleagues in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police pinned the crime on the wrong woman. Her name was Kim. It took Trainum ten years to realize that the confession he got from her was actually false. And that some of the interrogation techniques he used had caused it.

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Kim says she'd never heard him admit that his interrogation techniques led to a false confession before that story and last week, she filed a $5-million lawsuit against Trainum and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department for coercing her confession and false imprisonment. The Washington City Paper covered has more on the suit here: "District Sued Over This American Life Revelations of False Confessions."