Cop arrested wrong man for killing, owes more than $1M, court rules

April 11, 2016

NEWARK — A state appellate panel on Monday upheld more than $1 million in rulings against an Essex County detective for wrongfully arresting a man for attacking one prostitute and killing another in 2009.

The appeals court rejected a bid by Robert Prachar, a detective with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, to overturn a jury’s 2014 verdict in a lawsuit filed by Edwin Williams over his false arrest. Williams spent more than a year in custody before the charges against him were dismissed.

The appellate decision maintains a roughly $850,000 judgment awarded to Williams as well as an award of more than $560,000 for his attorney’s fees and costs.”

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Bill Wichert | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, April 11, 2016, “Cop arrested wrong man for killing, owes more than $1M, court rules”, http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2016/04/verdict_stands_cop_wrongfully_arrested_man_for_pro.html?platform=hootsuite

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