2 Men Framed by Cops for Rape, Imprisoned a Combined 42 Years, Sue Hammond & Indiana State Police

Former Hammond Cop Michael Solan Previously Framed Another Man, & Jury Issued a $9 Million verdict against the City

Chicago, IL – Two Lake County, IN men, wrongfully imprisoned for a combined 42 years following a 1989 rape, filed suit today against former officers from the Hammond Indiana Police Department and the Indiana State Police Laboratory for allegedly framing them for the crime until DNA evidence exonerated them.

According to the suit, police fabricated statements for jailhouse informants, conducted unduly suggestive photo-identification procedures with the victim in order to manipulate a wrongful identification of Mr. Pinkins, fabricated reports regarding forensic analysis of evidence, and withheld exculpatory evidence indicating that other individuals were responsible for the crimes. This law enforcement misconduct produced wrongful convictions which collectively spanned more than four decades in prison.

DNA evidence conclusively shows that Mr. Pinkins and Mr. Glenn did not rape the victim in this case and are entirely innocent of the charges that they were wrongfully convicted of committing. Roosevelt Glenn was wrongfully convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 36 years in prison. Mr. Glenn spent 17 years behind bars before he was paroled. He was finally exonerated on January 30, 2017.

Darryl Pinkins was wrongfully convicted in 1991 and sentenced to 75 years in prison. Mr. Pinkins was exonerated on April 25, 2016, having spent more than 25 years wrongfully imprisoned.

(l to r) Roosevelt Glenn, Professor Fran Watson of the Indiana University McKinney Wrongful Conviction Clinic, and Darryl Pinkins

Glenn and Pinkins are represented by attorneys Arthur Loevy, Jon Loevy, Tara Thompson, Vince Field and Elliot Slosar of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law. Glenn, Pinkins and their attorneys will discuss the new suit at a 12 pm, Wednesday, April 18th press conference at Loevy & Loevy, 311 N. Aberdeen St., 3rd Floor, Chicago.

Loevy & Loevy is one of the nation’s largest civil rights law firms, and over the past decade has won more multi-million dollar jury verdicts than any other civil rights law firm in the country. A copy of the suit, Roosevelt Glenn and Darryl Pinkins v. City of Hammond, IN, et al., is available here.

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