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Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Attempted Murder Sues City Of Oakland

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Ronald Ross was freed from custody on February 21, 2013, after his attempted murder conviction was overturned. (CBS)

Ronald Ross was freed from custody on February 21, 2013, after his attempted murder conviction was overturned. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (AP) — A man who spent nearly seven years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted for attempted murder is filing a civil rights suit against the city of Oakland, alleging he was maliciously prosecuted.

Ronald Ross filed suit Friday in federal court in San Francisco, accusing Oakland police of conducting a faulty photo lineup that resulted in the shooting victim wrongly identifying him as the shooter.

Ross was released from prison in February 2013 after serving part of a 25-years-to-life sentence for his alleged role in the 2006 shooting of Renardo Williams.

The suit seeks at least $32 million in damages.

After Ross lost his appeal in 2008, the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University began investigating his case and ultimately won his release.

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