Judge allows Kansas lawsuit by wrongly convicted man to continue

March 04, 2020 - 6:36 pm

A federal judge has ruled a Kansas man whose murder conviction was vacated after he spent 23 years in prison can proceed with key claims in his lawsuit against a police officer and others. 

After Lamonte McIntyre's conviction for a double murder was vacated in 2017, he sued the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, and police officers involved in the investigation. 

Federal judge Kathryn Vratil on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. 

McIntyre and his mother allege Kansas City, Kansas, police conducted a sloppy investigation and he was framed because his mother refused one officer's sexual demands. 

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