Chicago taxpayers will pay $3.6 million to compensate a man who spent nine years in prison after allegedly being framed for an attempted murder he did not commit, under a settlement advanced Monday by a City Council committee.
Robert Wilson was picked up by the Chicago Police Department in 1997, one day after 24-year-old June Siler had her throat and face slashed with a box cutter. Wilson was waiting at the same South Side bus stop where the attack occurred.
Wilson confessed to attacking Siler but only after allegedly being held for 30 hours, physically abused, denied food, sleep and his blood pressure medication and threatened with more violence if he did not confess.
“Robert Wilson was deeply wronged by the Chicago Police Department. and payment of $3.6 million reflects at least a tacit acknowledgment of that reality
“When Covington police officers arrived to break up a fight at a Boston Street bar around closing time last Feb. 27, they set about arresting two men. The two men struggled, officers reported, so the officers used force to subdue them.
But the men who were booked, and seven other people who witnessed the scuffle, say that the cops grabbed them at random, smashed one man against the hood of a car, then beat, handcuffed and repeatedly shocked the other with a Taser, even after he promised to cooperate.
Authorities have confirmed that some Covington police officers are being investigated for alleged excessive use of force in the incident.”
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice …” —U.S. v. Jannotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982)
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