Criminal Law

Bankruptcy Shields Detroit From Claims by Man Cleared of 4 Murders

A federal judge dismissed Detroit from a civil rights lawsuit brought by a man who spent eight years in prison for four murders he didn’t commit, finding the city is immune from his claims of police misconduct because of its 2013 bankruptcy.

Davontae Sanford was 14 years old when he was convicted in 2008 of murdering four people after pleading guilty. Another person later confessed to the crimes and said Sanford was not involved.

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