In U.S. court, man exonerated after 27 years alleges D.C. police framed him

Donald Gates was exonerated in 2009 through DNA testing after serving 27 years in prison. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)

November 17
A man who served 27 years in prison for a rape and murder he didn’t commit accused D.C. police of framing him, in the first federal civil rights claim for damages involving a wrongful conviction in the District. …

Donya Davis

7 Years in Prison: Innocent

Cause: Eyewitness Misidentification

Real Perpetrator Found: No
State: Michigan

Davis and his mother, photo courtesy of WMU Cooley Law School 

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