- Associated Press - Saturday, February 22, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (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 San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1p8d0Qx) 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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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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