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Defendant convicted, then cleared in ex-wife's slaying sues former police colleagues in Ohio
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:18 AM EST
A former police captain declared innocent after serving 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's slaying in 1997 in northeast Ohio has sued his former colleagues.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Prade was freed last year by a judge's decision declaring him innocent. The ruling was based on new DNA tests that excluded Prade as the source of a bite mark on the victim's clothing.
Police Chief James Nice and a former chief detective told the Akron Beacon Journal the frame-up allegations are outrageous and ridiculous.
A message seeking city comment was left at the mayor's office Wednesday.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com