Coleman v. City of Peoria, Illinois

Man serves 19 years for Peoria, Ill. home invasion, sex assault. He’s innocent. Can he sue the city and four officers for using coercive interrogation to elicit a false statement from an alleged accomplice and for suppressing impeachment evidence? The Seventh Circuit says no. The man failed to present evidence to show that the officers knowingly violated the law. “[A] vacated criminal conviction does not automatically establish an individual’s constitutional rights were violated, or that police officers and prosecutors are necessarily liable under Section 1983.”

Tags: 2019, Criminal Procedure, Police, Seventh Circuit, Sexual Assault

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