CHICAGO -- A man who says he was framed for murder by a Chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, Cook County and the detective.
Jose Montanez was in prison for 23 years for a 1993 murder.
But the only thing linking him to the crime was the word of a jailhouse informant who later recanted his testimony.
The informant says now-retired Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara made him give the false testimony.
Now, Montanez and his attorney say the detective framed potentially dozens of men.
A report from the Better Government Association shows the city has spent nearly 20 million dollars to investigate, defend and settle misconduct claims related to former Detective Guevera.