Did Chicago Police Coerce Witnesses?
Friday, August 08, 2014
Tyrone Hood is currently serving a 75-year sentence in a maximum-security prison, convicted of murder. New Yorker staff writer Nicholas Schmidle investigates the murder conviction and looks at the possibility that Chicago police coerced witnesses into implicating Hood for a crime that he didn’t commit. Despite mounting signs that point to Hood’s innocence, and claims from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office that it is reviewing the case, Hood has not yet received a date for a new hearing. Schmidle’s article “Crime Fiction” appears in the August 4, 2014, issue of The New Yorker.