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Gerald Reed, Who Claims He Was Tortured Into False Confession To Double Murder, Leaves Prison After Sentence Commuted

April 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Reed's sentence was commuted to time served for a double murder conviction, but he plans to fight until his record is wiped clean.

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time in 29 years, Gerald Reed is a free man.

Reed is one of dozens who have said detectives under Chicago Police Commander John Burge beat them into false confessions. READ MORE: FBI Warns Of Surge In Job-Seekers Getting Scammed By Bogus EmployersBut Reed is more concerned about the carjackings, violence and steady stream of young people coming into prison. READ MORE: At Least 8 People Shot In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago“I should be trying to go home and enjoy life,” he said.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff

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