San Francisco to pay $13.1 million to man framed for homicide

San Francisco plans to pay $13.1 million to a person who spent greater than six years in jail after metropolis police framed him for homicide.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is anticipated to approve the cost to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by Jamal Trulove.

Trulove was an aspiring actor and hip-hop artist when a jury convicted him of homicide in 2010.

An appeals court docket overturned the conviction and he was acquitted in a 2015 retrial.

A federal jury final yr decided two murder detectives fabricated proof, coerced a key eyewitness and withheld important data that will have exonerated Trulove. The jury awarded Trulove and his legal professional $14.5 million.

As a part of the settlement, the town is dropping its attraction.

The 2 detectives have retired.

Paul Elias, The Related Press