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A Star Witness Says Prosecutors Knew He Was Lying When He Helped Frame Five Men For Murder

Francisco Vicente swore that one person after another just happened to confess to him that they had committed murder. Could the prosecutors who put him on the stand really have believed it all?

Melissa Segura • 3 months ago

Another Man Who Accused A Retired Chicago Cop Of Framing Him Has Been Exonerated

Geraldo Iglesias, convicted of a 1993 murder, is the 10th man to be exonerated since a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed that the Chicago detective at the center of the case, Reynaldo Guevara, was accused of framing more than 50 people for murder.

Melissa Segura • 6 months ago

Prosecutors Promised To Reopen The Case Of A Man Who Said He Was Framed For Murder. Now That’s Not Going To Happen.

More than a year after Cook County prosecutors said they’d review the conviction, a detective on the case has been discredited and a key witness has said she was pressured to falsely identify the convicted man. So why have prosecutors rescinded an offer to review the case?

Melissa Segura • 7 months ago

Current And Former Chicago Police Officers Are Spewing Racist Hate On A Facebook Page

Posts on the page, which features scores of current and former Chicago police officers, have gone far beyond boosterism. Some posts encourage police to abuse suspects.

Melissa Segura • 8 months ago

Another Guevara Defendant's Murder Case Was Tossed

Robert Bouto, convicted of a 1993 murder, is the ninth defendant to see his murder charges dismissed since a BuzzFeed News investigation into retired detective Reynaldo Guevara’s alleged misconduct. Also on Monday, another exonerated Guevara defendant filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Two Brothers Allege They Were Framed To Protect A Police Drug Ring

The court papers filed Wednesday are the latest in a series of legal challenges questioning the police work of retired detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder. Guevara has never been charged with a crime.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Two Federal Lawsuits Accuse Chicago Cops Of Framing Innocent Men

The suits, which allege deliberate “manipulation, trickery, suggestion, pressure, coercion, and other unlawful tactics,” are the latest in a series of legal challenges regarding the actions of Detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

A Man Who Says A Chicago Detective Framed Him For Murder Was Just Set Free

Ricardo Rodriguez’s case was investigated by Detective Reynaldo Guevara. He is the eighth Guevara defendant exonerated since April 2017.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

The Conviction Of A Seventh Person Wrongly Framed For Murder By The Same Detective Will Likely Be Tossed Today

Ariel Gomez is one of 56 defendants who say the retired Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara, the subject of a two-year BuzzFeed News investigation, framed them for murder. Gomez spent two decades behind bars. Six other Guevara defendants have already been exonerated.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

These Lawmakers Want Det. Guevara’s Cases Reviewed Right Away

Following BuzzFeed News’ reporting on the 56 people who say Detective Reynaldo Guevara framed them for murder, Illinois lawmakers say those cases should be revisited as quickly as possible. “The notion of anybody spending time behind bars for something they did not do because of a rogue cop is unconscionable.”

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Will Chicago Prosecutors Let Guevara’s Defendants Go?

Now that Detective Reynaldo Guevara has been discredited in court, what will the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office do with the dozens of people who say he framed them for murder?

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Another Defendant In A Guevara Case Is Vindicated After Two Decades

Thomas Sierra, one of more than 50 defendants who say retired Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara framed them for murders they did not commit, spent 22 years behind bars.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

How To Close Two Stubborn Murder Cases In One Night, Chicago PD–Style

The two murders were proving difficult to solve — until Detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of framing at least 51 people, showed up for duty. Here’s how, over the course of one night, with questionable evidence, two men who say they did nothing wrong ended up charged with murder. A BuzzFeed News investigation.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

For An Innocent Man Released After 23 Years, Liberty Is A Bittersweet Gift

In prison for murders he didn’t commit, Roberto Almodovar dreamed of all the things he’d do if he were free. Ball games. Beaches. And time with his daughter, who was just an infant when he was arrested. After more than two decades behind bars, he was finally exonerated. But freedom isn’t as simple as it seemed.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Murder Convictions Overturned, Two Men Are Immediately Seized By ICE

Prosecutors tossed the murder convictions of two men, Gabriel Solache and Arturo Reyes, who claim they were coerced by a disgraced Chicago police detective into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. But before they could be set free, immigration agents arrested them.

Mike Hayes • One year ago

Two More Guevara Defendants See Their Charges Dismissed

Cook County prosecutors have dropped all charges against two men who say they were beaten into confessing to a double murder. Detective Reynaldo Guevara was the subject of a BuzzFeed News investigation that found he is accused of framing at least 51 people for murders they say they did not commit.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Dozens Say This Cop Framed Them. One Just Went Free After 27 Years.

Detective Reynaldo Guevara has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder. He and other officers said they would not testify in the retrial of one of those defendants. Prosecutors said they had no choice but to drop the case.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Chicago Detective Accused Of Framing 51 People Defiantly Takes The Stand

Reynaldo Guevara testified that he did not recall details of a double homicide case but refused to review evidence.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Chicago Detective Accused Of Framing More Than 50 Testifies

No longer able to plead the Fifth Amendment, Reynaldo Guevara said he did not remember a beating that two defendants claim he inflicted.

Melissa Segura • One year ago

Chicago Cop Accused Of Framing Dozens Now Also Accused Of Extortion

A former drug dealer says he made weekly payments to Detective Reynaldo Guevara, who was the subject of a BuzzFeed News investigation.

Melissa Segura • One year ago