Tuesday, June 20, 2017

He was wrongly convicted, he spent decades behind bars, now he's suing

Photo by Fox 32 Chicago

Here's another story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

A Chicago man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit is suing the lead detective and prosecutors who put him behind bars.

Jose Montanez was released from prison after an appeals court ruled he'd been framed by police officers, including a now retired Chicago detective. Montanez's attorney, Russell Ainsworth says the detective was not working alone.

"Jose Montanez went to prison as the result of a concerted effort of a number of police detectives and assistant state's attorneys," he says.

Montanez believes he's not the only one whose been framed.

"This is what  happened to me," he says, "and it's happened to a lot of other people."

The former detective did not return calls for comment. The city and county are declining comment

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