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Alan Beaman

Alan Beaman and mother
Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear exoneree Alan Beaman’s arguments in his bid to bring to a jury his claims against the Town of Normal and three of its retired police officers.

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Defendants exonerated of crimes they did not commit serve an average of 13 years before their release from prison. In many cases, the stretch between conviction and exoneration lasts decades.

Alan Beaman and mother
Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

Alan Beaman returned to the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday in his ongoing pursuit of a jury trial against the Town of Normal and three former police officers involved in the 1993 murder investigation that led to his 12-year stint in prison before the state’s high court reversed his conviction.

Alan Beaman and mother
Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

Alan Beaman is not entitled to a jury trial on his claim that three former Normal police detectives conspired to wrongfully convict him of murder, the Fourth District Appellate Court ruled in its opinion released Tuesday.

Alan Beaman with his mother
Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

A former Bloomington man exonerated of murder charges is entitled to a jury trial on his claims that three retired Normal police officers played a significant role in his wrongful conviction, according to arguments by his lawyers Wednesday to the Fourth District Appellate Court.

Alan Beaman and mother
Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

An Illinois Supreme Court opinion released Thursday reverses the 4th Appellate Court’s dismissal of a claim alleging conspiracy and malicious prosecution against three former Normal Police officers in a 1993 murder case.

Alan Beaman with his mother
Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday from a man trying to sue the police for wrongfully convicting him.