Detroit man wrongfully imprisoned for 25 years files $125 million suit

WXYZPublished: August 24, 2017
Published: August 24, 2017

A Detroit man wrongfully convicted is planning a massive lawsuit against a Detroit police officer and evidence tech in the case. Desmond Ricks was convicted of murder in 1992 but walked free in June when it was proven the bullets used in the murder didn't match those of Ricks' gun. He's seeking $125 million He claims that the lab test of the bullet used in the murder of Gerry Bennett were fabricated by Detroit police officer-in-charge Donald Stawiasz and evidence tech David Pauch. The two said bullets test-fired from Ricks' mother's .38 special handgun matched the bullets found on the victims body.

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