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Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, OK: Jeffrey Todd Pierce sued police chemist Joyce Gilchrist, former Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy, and the city in 2003 after results of a DNA test showed he did not rape a woman at an Oklahoma apartment complex in 1985. Gilchrist, who testified about DNA evidence at the trial, and Macy, whose office prosecuted him, both claimed immunity. City officials approved a resolution in which they admitted no liability in Jeffrey Todd Pierce's federal lawsuit. Todd Pierce will receive $4 million as part of a settlement agreed to by the Oklahoma City Council. Pierce's lawsuit claimed his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested in March 1986 for crimes he did not commit and that he had maintained his innocence while serving 15 years of a 65-year prison term for rape, sodomy, burglary, and assault with a dangerous weapon. (Jan-25-07) [EXAMINER ENTERPRISE: WRONGFUL CONVICTION]


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Published on Jan-26-07


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