Innocent Men Sue Chicago Cops for Torture, Quarter Century of Wrongful Imprisonment

Sean Tyler and Reginald Henderson

Then-17-year-old Sean Tyler and his brother Reginald Henderson survived torture by notorious Area 1 detectives associated with the late CPD Commander Jon Burge’s “Midnight Crew” CHICAGO – This morning Chicago Police torture survivors Sean Tyler and Reginald Henderson, sued the City of Chicago and its police officers in federal court for torture and falsifying evidence,… Read More

Kenneth Nixon, who lost nearly half his life wrongfully imprisoned, sues Detroit and Detroit Police for alleged police frame-up

Detroit Police allegedly framed then 19-year-old Kenneth Nixon, causing his wrongful imprisonment for the next 16 years. “I just would like you to know that you’re about to sentencean innocent man to prison.” Kenneth Nixon at his 2005 sentencing hearing DETROIT – Wrongfully convicted and imprisoned Detroit native Kenneth Nixon filed a federal civil rights… Read More

Commemorating Juneteenth

By: Russell Ainsworth On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army issued General Order No. 3, a handwritten directive enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 for all remaining enslaved persons in the state.  The legal abolition of American slavery would come six months later in December of 1865,… Read More

A Juneteenth message on client accountability to attorneys litigating innocence cases

By: Josh Tepfer I have been a lawyer working in the innocence movement for fifteen years now. Since I’ve reached this level of experience, younger lawyers—or even experienced lawyers who take on a pro bono innocence case—often reach out to get my advice on an issue they are experiencing in their case. For the last… Read More

Victor Rosario Wins One of the Largest Wrongful Conviction Settlements in New England History

In 1982 Victor Rosario injured himself trying to save residents from a burning building. Rather than acknowledge his heroism, Lowell police falsified evidence and coerced a false confession to convict him of arson and murder. After more than 3 decades of wrongful imprisonment, Rosario’s nightmare is finally at an end. LOWELL, MA – Last night,… Read More

West Side Man Sues Chicago & Area 5 Cops for Allegedly Framing Him for Murder in Chicago’s Austin Neighborhood

Allen Robinson was exonerated and freed in 2022 after serving nearly 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. CHICAGO – Exonoree Allen Robinson filed a lawsuit today against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police officers alleging “shocking misconduct,” including allegations that police coerced false testimony and covered up evidence of… Read More