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Lawsuit Against Prosecutor Advances

Successful lawsuits against prosecutors are rare, but an exonerated former murder suspect has cleared an early obstacle in his attempt to hold Lake County prosecutors legally liable for his ordeal.

Jerry Hobbs spent five years in jail awaiting trial after he confessed to killing his 8-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old friend in Zion in 2005. Though DNA indicated his innocence in 2007, prosecutors continued to press charges until the evidence led authorities to another man in 2010 and Hobbs was freed.

Ruling recently on a motion to throw out Hobbs' lawsuit against police and prosecutors, U.S. Circuit Judge Joan Lefkow declined to dismiss Hobbs' claims that prosecutors violated his rights by aiding police in coercing a confession and then using his words as evidence against him.

For more details, please see Lawsuit Against Lake County Prosecutor Advances by Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune (November 18, 2012).

 

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