Guevara also has been accused of intimidating witnesses and falsifying evidence in multiple cases dating back more than
30 年. アン Illinois Appellate Court opinion in one case said
, “Guevara has a history of influencing witnesses
,” while another called Guevara
“a malignant blight on the Chicago Police Department and the judicial system.
CNN reached out to attorneys for Guevara for comment Wednesday.
The state’s attorney said her office hasn’t charged Guevara and there are statute-of-limitations concerns.
One of the five people who had already been released was Nelson Gonzalez
. による CNN affiliate WBBM
, he spent
“I’m here today to, まず第一に, thank God,” Gonzalez said at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, where his conviction was dismissed Tuesday. “This was a conspiracy created by Mr. Guevara and other agents.”
Before Tuesday, 24 other cases had been dismissed in recent years because of Guevara’s involvement, the state’s attorney said. Three others could be resolved within a few weeks, 彼女は言いました.
The Exoneration Project
, which has represented four of the seven people exonerated Tuesday
それ以上 30 people connected to Guevara investigations have had their convictions overturned after wrongly serving a combined total of more than
Foxx also said she understood the frustration and pain of the families of the murder victims.
“It is why it is incumbent on us to remind people that we got to this place because we had a corrupt … detective who chose to engage in this type of behavior. And his harm is not just to those who may have been in prison for crimes that they didn’t commit, but to families who are looking for justice for the loss of their loved ones.”
Her office cannot retry the defendants involved because of the questionable work of Guevara, 彼女は言いました. “It does not mean that there can’t be additional investigations to see if in fact someone else committed these crimes,” Foxx added.
According to Foxx, Guevara retired in 2005 and draws a pension. に 2013, the city hired an investigator to look into his cases and the two-year probe found problems, Foxx said.
Foxx became state’s attorney in 2016 and her office began its investigation in 2019.