A federal jury has found that two San Francisco police officers conspired to wrongfully convict a man of murder in 2007. Jurors awarded Jamal Trulove $10 million dollars.
Trulove served 6 and a half years of a 50-year prison sentence for the San Francisco murder of his friend, Seu Kuka, before a retrial acquitted him in 2015.
On Friday, jurors in a civil trial found that two lead homicide inspectors, Maureen D'Amico and Michael Johnson, fabricated evidence and withheld information that could have exonerated Trulove.
"We are analyzing the jury’s findings and will determine from there how to proceed," said John Coté, the press officer at the City Attorney's Office. "Our goal is always to ensure that justice is served."
Attorney Alex Reisman was Trulove's criminal defense attorney, and part of a team on the civil case that included Kate LaGrande Chatfield, and attorneys at the New York civil rights firm, Neufeld Scheck & Brustin. He says his client burst into tears at the decision.