- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has overturned its fourth case in connection with a former detective who officials say used fraudulent evidence on multiple occasions.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1MzkckW ) reports that two felony drug convictions against 35-year-old Deunte Humphries were overturned Wednesday by Circuit Judge William R. Marchant. Humphries had recently been released from prison after spending about three years behind bars for the convictions.

Authorities say former Richmond narcotics Detective Jason Norton submitted fraudulent documents, including to obtain search warrants, thereby compromising the convictions of up to 100 people, including Humphries.

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring says Humphries is the fourth person in Richmond to have convictions overturned at the request of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.

At least three convictions in federal drug and firearm cases have also been overturned.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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