- Jul 11, 2007
Daniel Taylor was 17 years old when Chicago police beat him until he made a false confession to a double murder he could not have committed because he was incarcerated at the time of the crime. He spent 20 years in prison and the payout looks to be $14.25m. If he was in prison, how can it take so long to exonerate him? The entire system is corrupt...
He was in police custody at the time of the murders, but a dubious confession led to his wrongful conviction while Chicago police and prosecutors turned a blind eye to inconvenient facts that eventually exonerated him.