Man cleared of murder after 15 years sues Detroit cops

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 18:51:05-04

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man whose murder conviction was erased after he served 15 years in prison has filed a $75 million lawsuit against police.

Aaron Salter says he was wrongly accused and convicted of murder in 2003. Prosecutors agreed. Salter’s lawyer, Wolf Mueller, says the police file contained a photo of another man as the suspect but it was never disclosed.

Mueller says it “would’ve made all the difference in the world.”

Detroit’s chief lawyer declined to comment Tuesday on Salter’s lawsuit.

Salter was released from prison in August on his 36th birthday. He was serving a life sentence with no chance for parole.

Salter says he has started a group called Innocence Maintained to help the wrongly convicted get back on their feet.