Man Sues Chicago Cops Who Framed Him for Murder at Age 17

After notorious Chicago Police detective Kriston Kato faked evidence, Bernard Williams spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit CHICAGO – Bernard Williams was a 17-year-old student at what is now Near North Career Metropolitan High School, working in his family’s store, when Chicago police conspired to send him to prison for… Read More

Framed for Murder at Age 16, Man Sues Police Who Set Him Up

Ian Simmers spent nearly 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit SEATTLE, WA – A Kent man today sued Bothell, WA and King County and several of their police officers in federal court for illegally coercing a false murder confession out of him in 1995 when was 16-years-old. That and other false… Read More

Cops Hit with Federal Lawsuit for Falsifying Evidence to Arrest Man for Murder

Joao Monteiro

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four Pawtucket cops and a Department of Health official are accused of falsifying DNA and other evidence that led to the false arrest of an immigrant father of four for a decades-old murder of a ten-year-old girl, according to a federal lawsuit filed here today. City of Pawtucket police officers Susan Cormier,… Read More

Lawsuit: 39 Years of Police Cover-up Sent Man to Prison

Todd County, Kentucky and Kentucky State Troopers Falsified Evidence, Withheld Exonerating Evidence To Frame Norman Graham BOWLING GREEN, KY – Attorneys for 74-year-old Clarksville, TN resident Norman Graham today filed suit in federal court here challenging nearly four decades of law enforcement harassment and arrests without probable cause that eventually sent him to prison for… Read More

Gross Police Misconduct Put Him Behind Bars for 36 Years.

Now He’s Suing the Cops Who Framed Him. Frederick Weichel was one of the nation’s longest, wrongfully imprisoned people BOSTON, MA – After more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn’t do, today Frederick Weichel sued the Town of Braintree, MA, Boston and Massachusetts State police who “deliberately and intentionally framed [him]… Read More

One of the Nation’s Longest Wrongfully Imprisoned Men Sues Cops Who Framed Him

Paul Lewis Browning released after 32 years wrongful imprisonment

Paul Lewis Browning, Finally Released Last August, Spent Three Decades on Nevada’s Death Row LAS VEGAS, NV – After 32 years of wrongful imprisonment, most of it on death row, Paul Lewis Browning yesterday sued Las Vegas police who framed him for a 1985 murder-robbery on the city’s strip. Browning was traveling to the East… Read More

Falsely Accused of a Murder That Shook Up Small Town, Man Sues Those Who Framed Him

Nicholas McGuffin being released from prison. Photo courtesy of Nicholas McGuffin.

Police fabricated evidence and the lab hid exculpatory DNA, sending Nicholas McGuffin to prison for a crime he didn’t commit PORTLAND, OR – A man wrongfully sent to prison for manslaughter filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against police and other officials in Coquille, Oregon and surrounding jurisdictions for manufacturing false evidence and hiding… Read More

15-Year-Old Framed by Chicago Det. Reynaldo Guevara Sues City

Demetrius Johnson, center

Exonerating Evidence Found in Secret CPD “Street File” City Has Spent Almost $50 Million and Counting Defending Lawsuits Against Guevara and His Partners CHICAGO – Demetrius Johnson filed a federal lawsuit today laying out evidence that disgraced former Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara and the Chicago Police Department framed him for a murder he did… Read More

Lawsuit Seeks Access to DNA Evidence That May Identify the Innocent

CHICAGO – The Exoneration Project, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to providing legal assistance to the wrongfully convicted, has sued the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit seeks access to DNA “hit notifications,” which may provide information that could identify and free innocent prisoners. A DNA hit… Read More

Nation’s Longest Wrongfully Imprisoned Man & Co-Plaintiffs Win $18M Settlement with Cleveland

Largest Civil Rights Settlement in Ohio History Rickey Jackson Spent Nearly 4 Decades in Prison Due to Frame-Up by Cleveland Police CLEVELAND – After spending nearly 40 years wrongly imprisoned—one of the longest incarcerations of any exoneree in U.S. history–this morning Rickey Jackson and his co-plaintiffs, Kwame Ajamu and Wiley Bridgeman, announced an $18 million… Read More