Detroit Evening Report, July 13, 2022: City to pay $7.5 million to settle lawsuit by man who said he was framed by cops

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The City of Detroit has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit by a man who claimed police framed him for murder. Desmond Ricks was convicted of fatally shooting a friend outside a Detroit restaurant in 1992. He was released from prison in 2017 after serving 25 years in prison. The Innocence Clinic at University of Michigan law school asked a judge to reopen the case after photos of two bullets taken from the victim did not resemble the bullets that were examined by a defense expert decades earlier. The actual bullets didn’t match the gun police said Ricks used in the shooting.

Other headlines for July 13, 2022:

  • U-M names Santa Ono as new president
  • Summer program is offering 8,000 job experiences to Detroiters ages 14-24
  • Hot Sam’s clothing store to host Detroit’s Black Wall Street this month at Campus Martius Park
  • Former Detroit Piston Jason Maxiell is back as a coach during the NBA Summer League

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.