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Wrongful Detention

The Seventh Circuit upheld a $4 million judgment against the city of Chicago for improperly prosecuting a man for murder and forcing him to spend three years in jail. A discrepancy between defendant’s recollection and his friends’ statements did not establish probable cause to hold him in custody.

CHICAGO — The Seventh Circuit upheld a $4 million judgment against the city of Chicago for improperly prosecuting a man for murder and forcing him to spend three years in jail. A discrepancy between defendant’s recollection and his friends’ statements did not establish probable cause to hold him in custody. 

Categories / Appeals, Civil Rights, Criminal

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