|The Nazi Crime Investigation Division is conducting an investigation against the Ukrainians Ivan Demjanjuk and Fedor Fedorenko. Survivors of Sobibor and Treblinka are requested to report to the Israel Police Headquarters.|
|We never placed advertisements in Jewish newspapers looking for survivors of a certain place, we never disclosed the name of the suspect.... Had the original accusations against Walus been made at a time when OSI existed, they never would have seen a courtroom. [Emphasis added]|
|There is a danger of identification of a photograph in a criminal case even under the best of circumstances. This danger is greatly increased when the photograph is placed in a photospread in such a manner that the witness's attention is drawn to it because of its size, color, placement, or other distinguishing mark. [455 F.Supp. 893, 905; emphasis added]|
Allan Ryan stated:|
"I don't think the case should have ever been brought to court. It was clear that the evidence just isn't there."
"We made a mistake," says Thomas Sullivan, the former U.S. Attorney in Chicago who put an end to the prosecution [of Walus]. "My feelings are that he was innocent."
|I think the [prosecution witnesses] were honest people. I have no reason to think they were perjuring themselves, perjury meaning, of course, intentionally lying. I think they probably did have somebody in mind. But Mr. Walus was not the person." [Emphasis added]|
|As it wound up, the trial was based on eyewitness testimony. But the memories were 35 years old. If anything, the Walus case showed that eyewitness testimony that old and related to that kind of conduct is not something that works well in our system of justice." [Emphasis added]|