Officer cleared in wrongly-accused murder in Will County

WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A suburban police officer wrongly-accused of murder appeared in a Will County courtroom Friday looking to clear his name.

Brian Dorian was charged in a shooting five years ago along the Illinois-Indiana border that left a man dead and two others hurt.

Dorian was held in jail for five days before his alibi checked out and charges were dropped.

Earlier this year, he agreed to a settlement with Will County.

He says getting his record cleared was an important final step in the healing process.

"I had to forgive and I actually publicly forgive them. I will never forget, but I do forgive," Dorian said.

As part of the settlement, Will County investigators never admitted wrongdoing.

Dorian continues to work for the Lynwood Police Department.

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