A Chicago man, who spent 10 years in jail on drug charges, has been set free after an investigation proved that police officers and a state’s attorney investigator lied under oath to get him convicted.
Jermaine Walker was released from prison in late March after his lawyer found proof that there was a surveillance camera in the alley during his 2006 altercation with three Chicago police officers, a fact that contradicts testimonies from the officers and state’s attorney investigator.
According to court records, Eric Reyes and Sebastian Flatley, two of the Chicago police officers, who apprehended Walker, testified that there was no security camera in the alley, where the arrest took place. Their testimony was supported by a Cook County State’s Attorney’s office investigator Thomas Finnelly, who took photos of the scene and told the court that he visited the alley twice and never saw a security camera on the Lawrence Houses.
On June 2, 2006, a jury found Walker guilty. He was sentenced to 10 to 22 years in prison for dealing drugs within