Innocence Project Exoneree Freddie Peacock awarded $6.2M for Wrongful Imprisonment

Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Firm News

Freddie Peacock, an Innocence Project exoneree and client of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin and ETKS, was awarded $6.2 million for his wrongful imprisonment.

Western District Judge Michael Telesca said the same fragile mental state that made Freddie Peacock ill-equipped to fight the rape allegations against him when they were first brought in the mid-1970s also made it particularly difficult for him to serve time as a reputed sex offender in a maximum-security state prison.

“The court recognizes that no amount of money can compensate plaintiff for the emotional distress he experienced while unjustly imprisoned, and that his anguish was aggravated by his knowledge of his innocence and his symptoms of his severe and chronic mental illness,” Telesca wrote in Peacock v. City of Rochester, 6:13-cv-06046.

 

Read the article in the New York Law Journal here.

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