Man who sued city over wrongful conviction gets more than $13M

“Deon Patrick, who spent more than 21 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit, won on Wednesday a federal lawsuit alleging that Chicago police officers and Cook County prosecutors manufactured a confession and then coerced Patrick to sign it. | Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Mitchell Armentrout and Jon Seidel

A federal jury on Wednesday awarded a man more than $13 million after he sued the city, seven Chicago police officers and two Cook County prosecutors over his conviction for the 1992 slayings of Jeffrey Lassiter and Sharon Haugabook.”


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