Retired Chicago detective faces charges for wrongful convictions – Daily Mail


well Dan and Lauren the trial getting underway here this morning is one of nine Federal lawsuit against former Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara and the outcomes could prove very costly for the city of Chicago Rivera has already stood trial for another wrongful murder conviction which forced the city to pay 16 million dollars in Damages the latest case was filed on behalf of now fifty-two-year-old Jacques Rivera who was freed from prison seven years ago after his wrongful conviction for the murder of a 16 year old boy in 1988 both were in rival Westside gang the only way this was a 12 year old boy who later recanted his testimony saying he was coerced by police into identifying Rivera as the killer according to the Trib 18 men have had their convictions thrown out due to allegations of Miss buy grub error now the latest trial against him is due to start at 9:30 this morning it’s expected to last about 3 weeks and Rivera’s likely to invoke the 5th when text to Stan
A federal jury on Friday awarded more than $17 million to a former inmate who alleged that three former Chicago police detectives – including one who has been at the center of nearly 20 cases tossed out of court – set him up for a murder he didn’t commit. The verdict marks at least the second multimillion dollar jury verdict in favor of a former inmate who alleged that Reynaldo Guevara helped frame him. And he is one of 18 men who have had their convictions in cases involving Guevara tossed out of court amid allegations of brutality and coercion. During the trial, Jacques Rivera’s attorneys alleged that Guevara coerced a 12-old boy, the only witness in a 1988 slaying, into identifying Rivera as the killer. Rivera spent 21 years in prison before he was exonerated in 2011 and released from prison.

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