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(26 years in prison) Jerry Miller was arrested for rape in 1982 and spent 26 years in prison before DNA testing showed he was innocent of the crime

Miller v. City of Chicago, et al. (26 years in prison) Jerry Miller was arrested for rape in 1982 and spent 26 years in prison before DNA testing showed he was innocent of the crime. Miller received an “Innocence” pardon from the Illinois Governor and then sued several retired Chicago police officers claiming, among other things, that they conducted a suggestive lineup and withheld material exculpatory evidence. After extensive discovery was conducted, the Chicago police officers filed a motion for summary judgment arguing that the facts proved the Chicago police officers had not engaged in any misconduct. That motion was granted by District Court, thus ending the case against the Chicago Police Officers.