Criminal Law

Men Wrongfully Convicted of Murder File Lawsuit Against Chicago Police Department

After being wrongfully convicted of murder and spending more than 16 years in prison, two men are filing federal lawsuits against the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, accusing them of fabricating evidence and coercing false confessions in the case. 

“Sometimes I feel like an 18-year-old kid that got locked up, that was always told to tell the truth, and the truth didn’t set me free,” John Fulton said Wednesday. 

Fulton and Anthony Mitchell, who were convicted in a 2003 murder, held a press conference Wednesday about the lawsuit. At the time of the conviction, Fulton was just 18 and Mitchell was 17.

Read the source article at nbcchicago.com

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