Jury Awards $6 Mil to Man Framed by FBI
Former Chicago police officer Steve Manning was framed by two FBI agents and ended up on death row. A jury has now awarded him $6 million in damages.
The jury also held that one of the FBI agents also framed Manning in a Missouri kidnapping case. Manning spent 14 years in prison before both convictions were overturned and the prosecutions were dropped. The damages could go even higher. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly, who presided over the six-week trial, is yet to rule on whether the United States shares responsibility with the two agents for malicious prosecutions.
"It's a long, long way from Death Row to complete vindication,'' Manning said after the verdict.
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