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Wrongful conviction costs San Francisco $13.1 M

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously Tuesday to pay $13.1 million to find a man to be framed by the city police in a murder case.

Jamal Trulove, an aspiring actor and hip-hop artist for more than eight years behind bars after he is sentenced to life in prison in 2010 in connection with the 2007 killing of a friend and neighbor of his in a city housing project.

Trulove was held in prisons hundreds of miles away from his family and was also stabbed, Alex Reisman, one of his lawyers, told the Associated Press.

“He has endured much,” Reisman said.

The condemnation was destroyed in 2014 and Trulove was acquitted in 2015 a new process.

A federal jury determined last year that two detectives manufactured evidence, coerced a key eyewitness and withheld vital information that should be dismissed Trulove.

After Trulove filed a civil rights lawsuit against four police officers and the city, a federal jury him $14.5 million. The city sought to appeal that award, but left her profession after the attainment of this week’s deal on the lower payout.

The jury found that detectives found a witness only a photo of Trulove, and no one else, in an attempt to identify a suspect, and the evidence revealed that the two detectives were aware of other potential suspect, but do not investigate that lead.

The four officers named in the civil lawsuit with pension without facing discipline in connection with the case, Reisman said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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