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(16 years in prison) Thaddeus Jimenez was arrested in 1993, at the age of 13, and charged with murder in the shooting death of a 16 year old

Jimenez v. City of Chicago, et al. (16 years in prison) Thaddeus Jimenez was arrested in 1993, at the age of 13, and charged with murder in the shooting death of a 16 year old. He was convicted in 1993, received a new trial, and was convicted again in 1997. In 2006, one of the key eyewitnesses against him “flipped” and claimed another youth was the real killer. Based on this alleged new evidence, Jimenez was released from prison in 2009 and received a certificate of innocence from the presiding judge of the Criminal Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. Jimenez has now sued several retired Chicago police officers alleging that they forced the eyewitness to identify Jimenez as the shooter. This case is currently pending in the Northern District of Illinois.