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Jury: Two city cops not guilty of improperly arresting and planting drugs on man

Jurors who were the subject of background checks by the City of Chicago found two Chicago police officers not guilty Tuesday of improperly arresting and planting drugs on a man without a warrant. The judge on the brief, two-day case brought by Chicago resident Jimmie Butler ruled Thursday the city could check potential jurors‚ arrest records on the case. U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly...
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Michael Evans vs. City of Chicago – Video

Press highlights from the Michael Evans vs. City of Chicago Civil Rights Defense Trial.
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Michael Evans vs. City of Chicago – Video 2

More press highlights from the Michael Evans vs. City of Chicago Civil Rights Defense Trial.
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Ex-convict pardoned by Ryan loses lawsuit

He has tried for 60 years to clear his name after a rape conviction, but Wednesday, a federal jury rejected his claims of police coercion, instead clearing now-deceased police officers. The court filings of Oscar Walden Jr.’s case shone a light on former Gov. George Ryan, who gave a deposition to lawyers representing the city of Chicago from his Terre Haute, Ind. federal prison, answering...
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60 years later, police found not at fault in brutality case

The accused were dead; so too was the rape victim. All the city had left to defend itself against a nearly 60-year-old allegation of police brutality were decades-old court transcripts that were read in court by actors. Still, on Wednesday, a federal jury found in the city’s favor, rejecting a 79-year-old African-American man’s civil rights lawsuit contending that he was beaten and...
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A Federal District Judge has Ruled in Favor of Three Retired Chicago Police Officers in a 26-year

Jerry Miller – August 17, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS)The three officers were being sued by Jerry Miller in a federal civil rights lawsuit. Miller was convicted back in 1982 of raping a woman at a parking garage in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.Miller spent 26 years in prison for the crime. But he was released after DNA testing proved he was not the rapist. Miller was exonerated of all...
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