Jose Montanez, who served 23 years for a murder he did not commit, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against former Det. Reynaldo Guevara, the city of Chicago, several other officers and prosecutors.
Armando Serrano, who served 23 years for a murder he did not commit, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against former Det. Reynaldo Guevara, the city of Chicago, and several other officers and prosecutors.
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office dropped all charges against Roberto Almodovar on Friday. He is one of 51 people who have accused a Chicago detective of framing them for murder. His story was featured in a BuzzFeed News investigation published last week.
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office has announced that keeping Roberto Almodovar locked up is "no longer in the best interests of justice." He is one of 51 people who have accused a Chicago detective of framing them for murder. His story was featured in a BuzzFeed News Investigation published last week.
Prosecutors offer to let Roberto Almodovar leave prison Tuesday but only if he pleads guilty. Almodovar, who is one of at least 51 people who has accused Det. Reynaldo Guevara of framing them for murder, said no, and vowed to keep fighting to clear his name.
Roberto Almodovar, one of at least 51 people who has accused Det. Reynaldo Guevara of framing him, will be in court in Chicago for a hearing on whether he should get a new trial, along with his co-defendant William Negron.
Following a BuzzFeed News Investigation into a Chicago detective accused of framing at least 51 people, activists are calling for the release of Roberto Almodovar while some elected officials are calling for police reform.
Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the state's attorney's office, not the mayor's office — wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice themselves. Next week a man convicted in one of Guevara’s most dubious cases will be in court for what could be his last chance at freedom. Will prosecutors continue fighting to keep Roberto Almodovar behind bars?
When Lorenzo Davis said Chicago officers shouldn’t have shot people, his agency fired him.
They were convicted of a gruesome crime: killing two parents and kidnapping two young children. But the men say their confessions were beaten out of them, over the course of three brutal days, by a notorious Chicago cop. Now a major investigation has validated that claim — and the men are still behind bars.
The Chicago detective has been accused of getting dozens of people unjustly locked up. But a major investigation, which found at least some of those people were probably innocent, will not be released.
A major investigation says these four men convicted of murder are probably innocent. But prosecutors say that doesn’t matter — and the report should remain secret. A BuzzFeed News investigation.