Recently, a federal jury awarded $9 million to Alejandro Dominguez, an Illinois resident who served four years in prison after he was found guilty of rape at the age of 16. Dominguez won his case because the police pushed the victim to identify him, even though he did not match the description of the attacker.
The same year, a similar case was settled by the City of Chicago for $9 million to LaFonso Rollins who was coerced by police to sign a confession stating that he had raped an elderly woman. Rollins served eleven years before he was released. He claimed that he was treated more harshly by other prisoners because of the charge.
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