Judge rejects man's claim cops framed him

August 17, 2009 2:54:37 PM PDT
A federal district judge has ruled in favor of three retired Chicago police officers in a 26-year wrongful conviction case. The three officers were being sued by Jerry Miller in a federal civil rights lawsuit. Miller was convicted back in 1982 of raping a woman at a parking garage in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

Miller spent 26 years in prison for the crime. But he was released after DNA testing proved he was not the rapist.

Miller was exonerated of all charges. He later filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging the now retired officers had framed him for the crime by conducting a suggestive lineup and failing to disclose evidence. The judge rejected those claims, ruling the officers did not engage in any misconduct.