Monday, June 22, 2009

Federal Jury Awards Man $21 Million For Being Framed By Chicago Cop

A federal jury today awarded a Chicago man $21 million in damages after he claimed he was framed for a murder. Juan Johnson was convicted of murder in 1989. Johnson claimed that he was framed for the murder by Detective Reynaldo Guevara. Guevara has since retired. In 2004 Johnson's murder conviction was thrown out by the Court of Appeals. He was retried and found not guilty of the murder. At the retrial, a gang member testified that Detective Guevara had told him to point Johnson out of the lineup.

The trial lasted for two weeks. The $21 million dollar award is the largest of its kind involving the City of Chicago. Johnson was arrested last year by the FBI for allegedly selling drugs.

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