'Serious liability issues': Detroit faces onslaught of lawsuits for wrongful convictions

George Hunter Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — Darrell Siggers said he deserves to be compensated for the 34 years he spent in prison for a 1984 murder he didn't commit, but the 58-year-old insists he's seeking more than money.

"I'd hope these wrongful conviction suits would teach police and prosecutors to stop using dirty tricks to win cases," Siggers said. His $150 million lawsuit against the city accuses a former Detroit police officer and a crime lab technician who has since died of providing false testimony that led to his conviction.