Exonerating the Innocent

December 12, 2013
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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Many have said in various ways that it is better to set 10 guilty men free than convict one who is innocent. And even though we collectively cringe every time we learn the details of an individual who has served time in prison for a crime he or she did not commit, we still find ourselves thinking an arrest means that individual is most certainly guilty. The cases of those who are exonerated may have one or more contributing factors and those who staff the innocence projects across the nation have a daunting task. Attorney Michael Semanchik is one who is devoted to the cause. If you are interested in learning more about the workings of a project dedicated to innocence, tune in to hear Michael discuss the process.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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