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Ruiz-Cortez v. City of Chicago

Man spends 10 years in prison for cocaine possession based on the testimony of a dirty Chicago cop. Now freed, he sues the (now incarcerated) cop, who pleads the Fifth while claiming that he would “love to” testify if his own case were not on appeal. Seventh Circuit: The jury should have been told that you can only invoke the Fifth to avoid incriminating yourself. New trial.


Tags: 2019, Fifth Amendment, Police, Seventh Circuit

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