- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City will pay $3.75 million to a man who spent almost 17 years in prison before he was exonerated of a 1997 fatal shooting.

Comptroller Scott Stringer announced the payment to Roger Logan Friday.

His lawyer told The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1Oh48T0 ) he has also settled a case with the state for $2.975 million.

A unit dedicated to reviewing old convictions in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office turned up new evidence that weakened the credibility of an eyewitness.

Logan walked out of court a free man last June after prosecutors asked a judge to release him.

He had served nearly 17 years of a 25-year-to-life sentence.


Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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