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Prosecutors Won't Re-try Ex-prisoner Abused By Chicago Cop

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:54:55 CST
By: AP


A Chicago man released from prison after spending more than 30 years behind bars for a rape he says he didn't commit smiled and hugged his attorneys after prosecutors said they wouldn't retry him. Stanley Wrice said he felt like he was ``walking into a dream that finally came true'' after Thursday's hearing. Prosecutors didn't detail their decision but said the criminal case was over. Wrice says police beat him until he confessed to a 1982 sexual assault. His case is the latest development from a dark chapter in Chicago Police Department history in which officers were accused of torturing suspects. Wrice was released from prison Wednesday. The 59-year-old says he played basketball with his grandchildren that evening and slept well. One of his attorneys said a lawsuit is planned.

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