A man who served 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against notorious retired Chicago Police detective Reynaldo Guevara, as well as the city of Chicago and a sitting Cook County Criminal Court judge. Armando Serrano, 44, was released from prison last July and granted a certificate of innocence from the court in November. His lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Chicago, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
CHICAGO—A man who claims he was framed for a 1994 double murder by a retired Chicago detective is expected have his conviction tossed Friday morning and walk free for the first time in 23 years. Roberto Almodovar, 41, is due in court at 9:30 a.m. Central Time before Judge James B. Linn to hear prosecutors from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office announce they have decided it is “in the best interests of justice” to drop charges against him and his co-defendant, William Negron.
The Cook County State’s Attorney office Monday offered to let a convicted man who claims he was framed for murder by a rogue Chicago police officer out of prison — but to gain his freedom, he would have to plead to a crime he swears he did not commit. So Roberto Almodovar said he will stay behind bars and fight to be declared innocent.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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