(ABI) – This is the agency that reviews high-level criminal cases in the state of Alabama. At the time of Walter’s original trial, the ABI fails to pursue a deeper investigation and cooperates with the State and local officials in securing his false conviction. Six years later, new investigators from the state who have no affiliations to local officials perform a new investigation into Walter’s case and determine that he is innocent.
Alabama Bureau of Investigations Term Timeline in Just Mercy
The timeline below shows where the term Alabama Bureau of Investigations appears in Just Mercy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players
...identify Walter out of several black men in a grocery store, Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) officials and Sherriff Tate are left with no evidence to support Myer’s statements. (full context)
Chapter 7: Justice Denied
...this point, they determine they need access to all of the police, prosecution, prison and ABI files associated with Walter’s case, and the Rule 32 petition would require officials to release... (full context)
...they’ve collected from different sources, including from the mental institution where Myers was admitted, the ABI, and the Pittman murder files from Escambia County. Seeing repeated mentions of the same officials... (full context)
Chapter 11: I’ll Fly Away
...story, he has, unbeknownst to Stevenson, launched his own investigation into Walter’s guilt though the ABI. Stevenson writes that Chapman had begun to reconsider putting his career at risk for a... (full context)