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Jury awards $15 million to Baltimore man exonerated of murder
11-23-2017, 01:24 PM
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Jury awards $15 million to Baltimore man exonerated of murder
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/marylan...story.html

From the article:
Quote:After more than two decades, Sabein Burgess said, he finally has closure.

Burgess, 47, was charged with murdering his girlfriend in 1994 and sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison. He was freed in 2015 after the state conceded he did not commit the crime.

On Tuesday, a federal jury awarded him $15 million for the wrongful conviction in his suit against the Baltimore Police Department and two police detectives.

“Finally, justice has been served,” Burgess said during a news conference outside the courthouse Tuesday night. “It wasn’t about the money. It was about wanting the truth to come out.”


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Shoddy police work and prosecutorial negligence takes years away from the life of an innocent man. Will the detectives and D.A.'s office be punished for this miscarriage of justice? Not likely. The taxpayers get to pay for this miscarriage of justice while the perpetrators get to walk free and suffer no consequences for their actions. Angryfire

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