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In 2000, Larry Scott was questioned regarding a murder and subsequently confessed to the crime and was convicted

Scott v. City of Chicago, et al. – In 2000, Larry Scott was questioned regarding a murder and subsequently confessed to the crime and was convicted. In 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court held that Scott’s confession was not sufficiently attenuated from his illegal arrest and reversed his conviction. The State then dropped the case against Scott. Scott then sued three Chicago police officers claiming they coerced him into confessing by promising to give him heroin in return for his confession. After a week jury trial, the jury found in favor of the Chicago police officers on Scott’s coerced confession claim. The jury found in Scott’s favor on the state law malicious prosecution claim.