AG Nessel Announces Vacated Wrongful Conviction in Berrien County

The Berrien County conviction of Corey Quentin McCall, 39, has been vacated after collaboration between the Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office, the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety, and the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project (Cooley Innocence Project). McCall was wrongfully convicted of three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in 2005. New evidence, including forensic evidence, discovered during CIU’s investigation exonerates him after nearly 16 years in prison.

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Rane’ Garcia Named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MDE

State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice named a west Michigan school superintendent as the first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today.

Rané Garcia, currently the superintendent of the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System, will begin her new role on August 23.

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Bumstead urges Governor Whitmer to support proposed casino in Muskegon County

“I’m very disappointed with the Detroit City Council and the Wayne County Board of Commissioners’ decision to get involved and pass resolutions opposing a casino that is 200 miles across the state,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “Muskegon County is not included in the defined competitive market area of any of three tribal casinos within a two-hour drive, so there is no logical reason why Detroit and Wayne County would be opposed to a casino in our community.”

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