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Wrongfully Convicted Man Sues City Of Chicago

Jermaine Walker was wrongfully convicted on drug charges in 2006, when arresting police officers and an investigator for the Cook County State’s Attorney lied under oath. Walker spent 10 years in prison and was exonerated earlier this year. He’s now suing the city and the police officers for his wrongful conviction.

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Jermaine Walker was wrongfully convicted on drug charges in 2006, when arresting police officers and an investigator for the Cook County State’s Attorney lied under oath. Walker spent 10 years in prison and was exonerated earlier this year. He’s now suing the city and the police officers for his wrongful conviction.

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