Howard Morgan released from prison after Pat Quinn’s commutations

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CHICAGO — A prisoner whose sentence was commuted in Pat Quinn’s final hours in office, is speaking out again, saying he wants to set the record straight and clear his name.

Howard Morgan was convicted of shooting at four Chicago police officers in 2005.

Morgan, a former Chicago police officer himself, was stopped in his vehicle after driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

He was shot 28 times by police.

Three of the four officers were wounded, but morgan contends he never fired a shot.

“Right now, I’m just concentrating on clearing my name,” he said. “I am absolutely innocent of those charges.”

Despite his commutation, police and prosecutors say they stand by their decision years ago to charge Morgan.


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