60 years later, police found not at fault in brutality case – chicagotribune.com

Posted: March 5, 2011 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

By Annie Sweeney, Tribune reporter

 

The accused were dead; so too was the rape victim. All the city had left to defend itself against a nearly 60-year-old allegation of police brutality were decades-old court transcripts that were read in court by actors.

Still, on Wednesday, a federal jury found in the city’s favor, rejecting a 79-year-old African-American man’s civil rights lawsuit contending that he was beaten and physically threatened into confessing that he raped a white woman on the South Side in 1951.

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