Robert H Cleland
Date of Offense
November 15, 2019

Attorney Misconduct

This complaint has been forwarded to the State Bar of Michigan


Robert H. Cleland was the prosecuting attorney during the trial of Fredrick T. Freeman (now Temujin Kensu) who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of Scott A Macklem. The murder occurred in a Port Huron college parking lot. In 2010, a federal habeas opinion was written by Hon. Judge Denise Paige Hood citing prosecutorial misconduct. by Robert Cleland. On or around November 15, 2019, the legal defense for Kensu found through a FOIA request that Cleland knew about a material witness (Elizabeth Steir) that was interviewed by police during the 1986 trial but NEVER disclosed to the defense, nor called at trial as a witness.

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