By Ann Brown
After spending six years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, a San Francisco man has been awarded $10 million when a judge ruled that he was framed by the police.
Jamal Trulove’s wrongful conviction for the murder of his friend in 2007 was thrown out by an eight-member jury in Oakland, California. The jury heard three weeks of testimony and deliberated for two days before unanimously finding that the two lead homicide inspectors on the case — Michael Johnson and Maureen D’Amico — had violated Trulove’s rights by fabricating evidence against him and withholding evidence that might have helped him, SFGate reported.
Trulove had accused four San Francisco police officers of framing him for the murder which took place at the city’s Sunnydale public housing complex. Initially, Trulove was convicted in 2010. But was acquitted after a 2015 retrial. He pursued a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of San Francisco following his release.
All four officers Trulove accused are retired, and while two of them were found to have framed him, jurors found Click here to read entire article