DETROIT (AP) – A man cleared of a campus assault after 35 years in prison has failed to convince a federal appeals court to revive his lawsuit against retired Detroit police officers who investigated the case in the 1970s.

The court says Edward Carter hasn’t presented evidence that the officers withheld critical evidence that would have cleared him.

With the help of Cooley law school, Carter’s case was reopened in 2004. Police used technology that wasn’t available in the ’70s to learn that another man assaulted a pregnant woman in a Wayne State University restroom. Carter was released from prison in 2010.

He subsequently filed a lawsuit, claiming police violated his rights at trial. But in a 3-0 decision Monday, the appeals court says Carter hasn’t met his burden.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE