Man cleared of ’92 double homicide suing city
A man who was falsely imprisoned for two decades is now suing the city of Chicago. 42-year-old Deon Patrick was wrongly convicted in a 1992 double murder. “I want the people who put me there intentionally to experience everything I’ve experienced,” Patrick said at a press conference today where his attorney announced a federal lawsuit against the city. The suit alleges, among other things, the then 20-year-old Patrick was denied the right to have an attorney present during interrogation. “It starts to play on you and you’re sitting in this room by yourself and they’re not allowing you any interaction with anybody else,” Patrick said of his false confession. “Eventually you’re going to say something to try and better your situation.” For now, Patrick says he’s reconnecting with family and hoping to go to school to become a counselor.