$45M wrongful conviction verdict, highest in state history, awarded by Ohio jury to wrongfully incarcerated artist

Dean Gillispie with his legal team

Artist and Fairborn, OH resident Dean Gillispie was wrongfully convicted in 1991 after former Miami Township Officer Matthew Scott Moore suppressed exculpatory evidence. Gillispie wrongly served 20 years in prison before being exonerated and later declared a wrongfully imprisoned person by the State of Ohio. DAYTON, OH, 11/21/22 – Minutes ago an Ohio federal jury… Read More

Man Allegedly Framed for Murder by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Sues County, Cops

Alex Torres with his sister, Sandra Torres

Alex Torres was exonerated after wrongly serving 20 years behind bars LOS ANGELES – A host of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officers are accused of manufacturing and withholding evidence to frame a then-20-year-old Alexander Torres for murder in a suit filed in federal court here today. Torres ended up being wrongfully incarcerated for 20 years… Read More

Blistering COPA Report Points to Wider Chicago Police Scandal Beyond Disgraced Sgt. Ronald Watts

COPA Civilian Office of Police Accountability

Chicago Office of Police Accountability (COPA) Stonewalled Release of Report Until FOIA Suit by Watts’ Victims Report calls one cop’s conduct “blatant contempt for the principles of justice, his oath, and the rule of law.” CHICAGO, IL — A blistering report from the City of Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) recommending the firing… Read More

Man Sues Worcester Cops Who Framed Him for Murder

Dana Gaul with child

WORCESTER, MA – A man whom Worcester police continued to pursue with murder charges despite DNA excluding him as a possible suspect has turned around and sued those police officers in federal court this morning for faking evidence in an attempt to frame him. Dana Gaul, 43, father of four and nearly life-long resident of… Read More

Nine wrongly convicted New Yorkers sue the corrupt cops who framed them & the City that let it happen

Some of the exonorees suing NYPD

New York – This morning, nine in a potential avalanche of wrongfully convicted New Yorkers sued two convicted NYPD officers for framing them, along with New York City for condoning their massive corruption. “For well over a decade, former NYPD Officers Kevin Desormeau and Sasha Cordoba abused their power to frame innocent people for crimes… Read More

Wrongfully Convicted Woman Sues Corrupt Louisville Officers Who Framed Her for Murder

Johnetta Carr

Louisville woman framed for murder and locked up at age 16 sues police after recent exoneration LOUISVILLE, KY – This morning Louisville resident Johnetta Carr sued seven current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers in federal court for framing her for a murder she did not commit. The detectives are accused of coercing witnesses,… Read More

Falsely Accused of a Murder That Shook Up Small Town, Man Sues Those Who Framed Him

Nicholas McGuffin being released from prison. Photo courtesy of Nicholas McGuffin.

Police fabricated evidence and the lab hid exculpatory DNA, sending Nicholas McGuffin to prison for a crime he didn’t commit PORTLAND, OR – A man wrongfully sent to prison for manslaughter filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against police and other officials in Coquille, Oregon and surrounding jurisdictions for manufacturing false evidence and hiding… Read More

Two Black Men, Railroaded as Teenagers Into Wrongfully Serving Most of Their Adult Lives Behind Bars, Sue Chicago Police

John Fulton before wrongful imprisonment

Two Black men who were wrongfully imprisoned most of their adult lives today sued Chicago Police in federal court for fabricating evidence against them and suppressing evidence of their innocence. Each were sentenced to 31 years in maximum security prison and served more than 16 years behind bars. John Fulton and Anthony Mitchell, who were… Read More

Nation’s Longest Wrongfully Imprisoned Man & Co-Plaintiffs Win $18M Settlement with Cleveland

Largest Civil Rights Settlement in Ohio History Rickey Jackson Spent Nearly 4 Decades in Prison Due to Frame-Up by Cleveland Police CLEVELAND – After spending nearly 40 years wrongly imprisoned—one of the longest incarcerations of any exoneree in U.S. history–this morning Rickey Jackson and his co-plaintiffs, Kwame Ajamu and Wiley Bridgeman, announced an $18 million… Read More