Adnan Syed Calls for Investigation Into Prosecutorial Misconduct on Protracted Legal Case
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Adnan Syed, speaking a year after he was released from prison when a judge vacated his conviction in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, emphasized his innocence again on Tuesday, as he faces yet another stage in his long and complex legal odyssey next month in Maryland's Supreme Court after a lower court reinstated his conviction earlier this year.
Syed, who gave a presentation lasting more than an hour that was streamed online by news outlets, called on Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown to investigate what he alleged to be prosecutorial misconduct more than two decades into his case, which was chronicled in the hit podcast Serial.
We have a tremendous amount of respect for Mr. Brown, Syed said, as his mother and younger brother sat nearby on a couch in the familys home. He has a long history of standing up for Maryland families, and were just asking that he please stand up for our family as well.
Jennifer Donelan, a spokeswoman for Brown, said the attorney general did not have the authority to investigate allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.