As Taylor was being taken the police lockup, he told detectives that the confession was false and that he was in jail at the time of the murders after being arrested in a nearby park for fighting. Following up on Taylor’s claim that he was in jail at the time of the murders, police found jail records showing that Taylor had indeed been arrested at 6:45 p.m. on November 16, 1992. A bond slip with Taylor’s signature was time-stamped at 10 p.m.—more than an hour after the murders.
Go read it, it’s a long story. Suffice it to say in the end a man spent 20 years in prison and finally was released after the feds started exposing all the corruption. Then all the sudden they were willing to do their jobs.
State Sponsored Criminals: All of the Chicago PD
Because why do your job when you can coerce a confession out of someone. Who cares if you catch the real criminal, the bottom line is someone’s behind bars right?