A man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder that he didn’t commit is now suing the Chicago Police Department.
Daniel Taylor was convicted for a 1992 double murder and spent 20 years in prison until his release last June, after prosecutors dropped the charges.
Taylor was 17 years old at the time of his arrest.
He says Chicago police officers beat him until he confessed after they discovered he was already in the police lockup at Addison and Halsted Street for charges of disorderly conduct at the time of the murders.
Taylor’s lawyers say police coerced 8 young men into confessing to taking part in those killings.
Two served time until they were released.
Two others had their charges thrown out, and one was acquitted.
Taylor says he can’t get back the last twenty years but he’s like to someone pay for what they did wrong.