Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Convicted Cop Can’t Collect $6.5M Judgment

CHICAGO (CN) - A former Chicago cop and convicted murderer cannot collect on a $6.5 million judgment against the FBI, the 7th Circuit ruled.

Former cop Steve Manning was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Illinois in 1991 and a life sentence for kidnapping in Missouri in 1992, but both convictions were overturned.

In January 2005, a jury found that FBI agents Robert Buchanan and Gary Miller violated Manning's right to a fair trial in Illinois and that Buchanan violated that right in the Missouri trial.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly vacated the jury's award in December 2006, ruling that Manning's failure to win a lawsuit against the federal government nullified the earlier jury decision against the FBI agents. The 7th Circuit upheld Kennelly's ruling.

Follow @@joeharris_stl
Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...