San Francisco Paying $13.1 Million to Man Framed for Murder

Jamal Trulove was an aspiring actor and hip-hop artist when a jury convicted him of murder in 2010

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San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved paying $13.1 million to a man city police framed for a friend's murder.

The board approved the settlement Tuesday as part of its consent agenda and with no comment. The payment to Jamal Trulove settles a civil rights lawsuit he filed against four officers and the city.

A federal jury last year determined two homicide detectives fabricated evidence, coerced a key eyewitness and withheld vital information that may have exonerated Trulove. A federal jury awarded Trulove and his lawyers $14.5 million, but the city appealed.

The city agreed to drop its appeal in exchange for the lower payout.

Trulove was an aspiring actor and hip-hop artist when a jury convicted him of murder in 2010. An appeals court overturned the conviction and he was acquitted in a 2015 retrial.

The two detectives have retired.

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