Prof. Bennett Gershman discussed the difficulties of successfully suing a prosecutor for their actions in the capacity as trial lawyers with The Chicago Tribune in the article, “Lake County prosecutors added to Hobbes’ federal lawsuit.”
Jerry Hobbes was wrongfully accused of the murders of two young girls in 2005, before DNA evidence pointing to another man led to his release from jail. Hobbes is now suing the police officers and prosecution team involved in his case for conspiring to “frame an innocent man.”
In order for the prosecution to be successfully sued, Prof. Gershman says, “You have to really mess up.”
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