№00078

Ronnie Long

CASE №00078
NAME: Ronnie Long
COUNTRY: USA
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Victim of American justice
YEAR: 2021
CASE INFORMATION:

Ronnie Long from Concord, North Carolina, spent nearly 44 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Long was 20 years old when he was convicted of raping a woman in his hometown of Concord in 1976. He claims that police officers framed him for the rape and that they had a conflict with his family.

Long’s lawyers found out that evidence that might have proved his innocence was either withheld from his attorneys or disappeared while in government hands. Moreover, Long did not match the description provided by the victim. Long spent 44 years in prison until a court ruled in August 2020 that he had been wrongfully convicted.

Despite receiving $750,000 as reparations from North Carolina, in May 2021, Long filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Concord the detectives who worked on the case and the city’s current and former police chiefs.

In August 2021 Ronnie Long, who spent nearly 44 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, added new defendants to the suit – SBI agents – after attorneys say they learned they also played a part in the collection of evidence.

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The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the the victim.

ИМЯ Glynn
СТРАНА USA
НАРУШЕНИЕ ПРАВ Miscarriage of justice
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СТРАНА Australia
НАРУШЕНИЕ ПРАВ Judicial error
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СТРАНА USA
НАРУШЕНИЕ ПРАВ Miscarriage of justice
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СТРАНА France
НАРУШЕНИЕ ПРАВ Police brutality
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СТРАНА USA
НАРУШЕНИЕ ПРАВ Police brutality
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СТРАНА USA
НАРУШЕНИЕ ПРАВ Полицейский произвол
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