violations of due process: brady, substantive, procedural

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(27 years in prison) Michael Evans was arrested in 1976 and charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year old girl

Evans v. City of Chicago, et al. (27 years in prison) Michael Evans was arrested in 1976 and charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year old girl. He was convicted and spent 27 years in prison before being released in 2003 based on DNA testing. Evans received an “Innocence” pardon from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Evans sued 10 retired Chicago police officers claiming...
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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...
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