Prosecutors Promised To Reopen The Case Of A Man Who Said He Was Framed For Murder. Now That’s Not Going To Happen.
More than a year after Cook County prosecutors said they’d review the conviction, a detective on the case has been discredited and a key witness has said she was pressured to falsely identify the convicted man. So why have prosecutors rescinded an offer to review the case?
Posts on the page, which features scores of current and former Chicago police officers, have gone far beyond boosterism. Some posts encourage police to abuse suspects.
Robert Bouto, convicted of a 1993 murder, is the ninth defendant to see his murder charges dismissed since a BuzzFeed News investigation into retired detective Reynaldo Guevara’s alleged misconduct. Also on Monday, another exonerated Guevara defendant filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago.
The court papers filed Wednesday are the latest in a series of legal challenges questioning the police work of retired detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder. Guevara has never been charged with a crime.
The suits, which allege deliberate “manipulation, trickery, suggestion, pressure, coercion, and other unlawful tactics,” are the latest in a series of legal challenges regarding the actions of Detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder.
Ricardo Rodriguez’s case was investigated by Detective Reynaldo Guevara. He is the eighth Guevara defendant exonerated since April 2017.
The Conviction Of A Seventh Person Wrongly Framed For Murder By The Same Detective Will Likely Be Tossed Today
Ariel Gomez is one of 56 defendants who say the retired Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara, the subject of a two-year BuzzFeed News investigation, framed them for murder. Gomez spent two decades behind bars. Six other Guevara defendants have already been exonerated.
Following BuzzFeed News’ reporting on the 56 people who say Detective Reynaldo Guevara framed them for murder, Illinois lawmakers say those cases should be revisited as quickly as possible. “The notion of anybody spending time behind bars for something they did not do because of a rogue cop is unconscionable.”
Now that Detective Reynaldo Guevara has been discredited in court, what will the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office do with the dozens of people who say he framed them for murder?
Thomas Sierra, one of more than 50 defendants who say retired Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara framed them for murders they did not commit, spent 22 years behind bars.
The two murders were proving difficult to solve — until Detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of framing at least 51 people, showed up for duty. Here’s how, over the course of one night, with questionable evidence, two men who say they did nothing wrong ended up charged with murder. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
In prison for murders he didn’t commit, Roberto Almodovar dreamed of all the things he’d do if he were free. Ball games. Beaches. And time with his daughter, who was just an infant when he was arrested. After more than two decades behind bars, he was finally exonerated. But freedom isn’t as simple as it seemed.
Prosecutors tossed the murder convictions of two men, Gabriel Solache and Arturo Reyes, who claim they were coerced by a disgraced Chicago police detective into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. But before they could be set free, immigration agents arrested them.
Cook County prosecutors have dropped all charges against two men who say they were beaten into confessing to a double murder. Detective Reynaldo Guevara was the subject of a BuzzFeed News investigation that found he is accused of framing at least 51 people for murders they say they did not commit.
Detective Reynaldo Guevara has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder. He and other officers said they would not testify in the retrial of one of those defendants. Prosecutors said they had no choice but to drop the case.
Reynaldo Guevara testified that he did not recall details of a double homicide case but refused to review evidence.
No longer able to plead the Fifth Amendment, Reynaldo Guevara said he did not remember a beating that two defendants claim he inflicted.
A former drug dealer says he made weekly payments to Detective Reynaldo Guevara, who was the subject of a BuzzFeed News investigation.
A prisoner waiting sixteen years for a chance to prove his innocence may have found an unlikely ally: The prosecutors who convicted him. Roosevelt Myles claims Chicago police framed him for murder and inadequate public defenders did little to prove his innocence. He's waited more than 16 years for a hearing on his case. Prosecutors announced they are stepping in to review whether he should be freed.
Roosevelt Myles won the right to a new hearing after he claimed he was framed by corrupt Chicago cops. But more than a decade and a half later, he is still waiting for that day in court, and still doing time for a murder he says he had nothing to do with.