Tag: exonerate

Oct 28

An Exoneration Can Be Judicial Or By Executive Or Legislative Clemency

An Exoneration Can Be Judicial Or By Executive Or Legislative Clemency  By Hans Sherrer*;October 28, 2014What is an exoneration?Exoneration is derived from the Latin word exoneratio, which means “an unloading, lightening.”[1] The first known use of exoneration in English was in 1640, and in 1660 it was expressly used to describe relief from a government …

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Jun 26

Marcus Lyons Awarded $5 Million For Wrongful Rape Conviction

Marcus Lyons at a press conference announcing the settlement of his lawsuit for $5 million on June 7, 2012 (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune)

Marcus Lyons has settled his lawsuit against the Village of Woodridge, Illinois and three of its police officers for $5 million. Lyons sued the city after he was exonerated in 2007 of a 1987 sexual assault. Woodridge is a suburb of Chicago. Rebecca Auten, a 29-year-old Caucasian woman living in the same apartment complex as …

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