Man Acquitted After 24 Years In Prison Suing NYC, NYPDA man who spent 24 years in prison before being retried and acquitted in a 1989 New York City killing is suing police, saying detectives mishandled the investigation.
Wrongly Convicted Brooklyn Man Sues State For $25 Million After Serving 24 Years In Prison Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.
Brooklyn Jury Acquits Man Imprisoned For 24 YearsDerrick Deacon served 24 years in prison after being convicted of murder. On Monday, a Brooklyn jury took just nine minutes before determining he never belonged there at all.