March 11, 2014

Ryan Ferguson's lawyer files lawsuit seeking $100 million from prosecutor, Columbia police

A man recently released from prison after a Missouri court overturned his conviction in a sports editor's death is seeking $100 million in damages in a federal civil rights lawsuit against seven police detectives, a prosecutor turned judge and a former police chief. The 50-page suit says Columbia, Mo., police fabricated evidence against Ryan Ferguson, bullied witnesses and ignored other leads in their investigation into the 2001 killing of Kent Heitholt.

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