About us

Mission Statement:

The CIAA is a Not for Profit Organization that solicits grants and accepts other financial assistance to achieve its goals.

The CIAA was formed by concerned citizens to assist African Americans, and other Americans, who, in its opinion, have been falsely convicted and incarcerated for crimes they did not commit!

The CIAA will assist those it deems falsely accused to obtaining legal counsel, and those members with investigative skills will assist CIAA in the exoneration of those falsely accused.

You can reach us at 314.383.4756, 4757 Northland Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri  63113.

If you are not familiar with our organization and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

In brief, you should know the following about us: Our organization was established in 2005 and has been responsible for providing research and investigation services ever since. Our specialty is in the area assisting those innocent Americans falsely imprisoned and will assist in their exoneration.


To obtain justice for those African Americans, and other Americans falsely accused and incarcerated.

To expunge all erroneous records of falsely accused African Americans.

To reestablish the rights of these Americans in our society.


June 6, 2005 the Coalition for Innocent African Americans (CIAA) engaged the services of private investigator, Joe Caulfield, regarding the conviction of Mr. George Allen, currently incarcerated for the murder of Ms. Mary Bell, St. Louis, Missouri in February 1982.

The CIAA believes that Mr. Allen may have been unjustly convicted of a crime he did not commit. Mary Bell's boyfriend was Russell Watters, a St. Louis, Missouri attorney. Coming soon; the latest newspaper article.undefined

Based on the investigator superior investigative skills and communicative talent, the CIAA believes the investigator could be instrumental in seeing “justice done” as he did in the Montague Murder Case in Columbia, Missouri.

Other ongoing research continues into a number of other cases at this time as well.


As a newly formed organization the CIAA is actively researching solicitation of grants, and private donations to achieve our goals.  

If you would like to make a monetary donation at this time, please contact us at 314.383.4756 or email us at donations@CoalitionForInnocentAfricanAmericans.com to request information on how to make monetary donations.

If you have any information which may assist us in our endeavors, please email us at info@CoalitionForInnocentAfricanAmericans.com, or call us at 314.383.4756. 

If you are a volunteer or would like to volunteer your expertise, services and/or time with our organization, please call us at 314.383.4756, or email us at volunteer@CoalitionForInnocentAfricanAmericans.com.