Man cleared of 2 homicides sues Chicago, police

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 9:25 a.m.CDT

CHICAGO — A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide he long-maintained he didn't commit is suing the city and the police officers he claims suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

The federal lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of Daniel Taylor follows last month's release of his co-defendant. A judge issued certificates of innocence for both of them.

In the lawsuit, Taylor alleges that police beat him with a flashlight and punched him while he was handcuffed until he confessed to the 1992 slayings of two people in their Chicago apartment.

The lawsuit also alleges that police knew Taylor could not have committed the slayings because he was in police custody for disorderly conduct at the time they were committed.

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