Settlement in wrongful conviction case

Chicago's city council has awarded a man $14 million after he spent decades in prison for a double murder he did not commit. ABC's Mona Kosar Abdi reports on what police did not disclose at the time.
1:08 | 05/24/22

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REPORTER: This morning, the city council in Chicago has voted unanimously to award Daniel Taylor a settlement of more than $14 million after Taylor spent decades in prison for a double murder he did not commit. - I never thought I would have to go through what I went through to even receive something like this. REPORTER: Taylor was 17 years old when he was arrested for the murders back in 1992. He says he was coerced into confessing. But at the time of the killings, Taylor was already in police custody. He'd been arrested a short time earlier for causing a disturbance. Taylor's attorney said police hid that evidence, evidence which would have exonerated him. ALEXA VAN BRUNT: The city knew Daniel Taylor was innocent back in 1992. And they fought to convict him, and then they fought his innocence claim, and then they fought his civil suit for almost nine years. REPORTER: After more than 20 years, Taylor was finally released from prison, his conviction overturned. Since then, he's been readjusting to life outside of prison walls. - I look forward to the rest of my life. I have a seven-year-old, who I love. - The other men convicted with Taylor also had their charges cleared, they also won millions from the city.

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