Florida exoneree files civil rights suit
Luis Diaz, who served 26 years in Florida prisons for a series of rapes he didn’t commit, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Miami-Dade County and police officials falsified documents and committed other illegal acts to wrongly convict him. Diaz was exonerated in 2005 after DNA tests proved his innocence.
"They took away from him any chance of having a family, any chance for a career, and any chance he had at happiness," said his attorney Marvin Kurzban. "We are here to right that wrong."
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. (International Herald Tribune, 03/21/07)
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