Council Bluffs, officers protest mistrial in wrongful conviction case

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Attorneys for the City of Council Bluffs and two former police detectives have asked a judge to reconsider declaring a mistrial in a lawsuit in a wrongful conviction case and find that a jury decided in their favor.

Two Omaha men sued the city and the retired officers in 2005, claiming the officers coerced witnesses into lying and hid evidence from their attorneys during their 1978 trials. Terry Harrington sought more than $60million, while Curtis McGhee asked for more than $50 million.

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