Conviction Review Unit

Our Conviction Review Unit (CRU), established in 2021, investigates convictions obtained in Arlington County and the City of Falls Church wherein evidence presented by the Commonwealth at trial is creditably called into question. The CRU also works with other local and state agencies as well as post-conviction attorneys representing inmates and the formerly incarcerated to carry out the Commonwealth’s statutory responsibilities with regard to writs of actual innocence and requests for scientific analysis of newly discovered or previously untested evidence. 

The CRU’s mission is to ensure that any convictions obtained by government wrongdoing or against an innocent person are brought to light and ultimately redressed.

If you have information and/or questions for the CRU, please email