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Exonerated Defendant May Sue Officers (access required)

A plaintiff who was wrongfully convicted in 2001 of murder may sue defendant law enforcement officials for suppression of exculpatory evidence, in violation of plaintiff’s civil rights, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court says. Plaintiff Michael Hash was convicted for the 1996 murder of Thelma Scroggins. On Feb. 28, 2012, a federal court granted his writ of ...

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