San Francisco Strikes $3.5 Deal In Wrongful Conviction Of Man Who Served 18 Years In Prison

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s city attorney is recommending the city approve a $3.5 million settlement with a man who spent 18 years in prison for a double slaying before a judge ruled he was wrongly convicted.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city’s police commission and Police Chief Greg Suhr have also signed off on the deal with Caramad Conley. The board of supervisors is expected to take up the settlement later this month, but the Chronicle says it routinely approves such settlements.

Conley was convicted of the 1989 double murder and sentenced to two terms of life without parole in 1994. A judge ruled in 2010 that police investigators knew that prosecutors’ star witness lied on the stand about whether he was being paid by police, but did not disclose it to the defense.

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