PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that a Bronx man recently filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city after he spent six years at Rikers Island for a murder he didn't commit, saying the cops beat him into confessing to the crime.
Dale Robertson, now 37, was charged with the 2006 killing of nursing student, Stacey Inman, (who was allegedly his lover at the time). According to The NY Daily News, "Prosecutors alleged Robertson, who had been sleeping with Inman, killed her after learning he was not the father of the child."
The ordeal began in 2009 when cops came to his mother's house and took him to the precinct, "locked him in a dark interrogation room and tightly handcuffed him to a steel desk," according to the article. Robertson said he wanted to speak to his lawyer, but was only met with violence, including a slap "in the face" and being "socked in the stomach," according to the lawsuit.
Despite Robertson always maintaining his innocence, he was allegedly told by the police to "just say it was an accident." Still, he pleaded not guilty, and was then held without bail until his trial six years later. When trial came in March of 2015, Robertson was offered a plea deal of 18 years in prison if he confessed to the crime.
However, he would not take the deal for something he said he didn't do. The 12-member jury found Robertson not guilty, and he was acquitted of murder.
Now, Robertson is suing the city. The lawsuit that was recently filed in Bronx Supreme Court against the city and officers involved in his arrest "provides detailed allegations of extreme police misconduct preceding his prosecution, including the disputed confession."
Public awareness has been growing due to incidents that have come to light in recent months. Due to the vicious nature of these crimes, Legal-Bay stands ready to assist those who have been faced with police brutality or wrongful imprisonment, as these cases are unfortunately far too common.
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