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Police Cleared in Drumgold Case

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A jury yesterday cleared one of two retired Boston police officers of contributing to the wrongful conviction of a Boston man.

Lawyers for the plaintiff, Shawn Drumgold, claimed police coerced and bribed witnesses, fed them information, and hid evidence that would have cleared him of the 1988 murder of a 12-year-old girl.

Jurors dismissed all but one complaint. They did find detective Tim Callahan liable for giving a witness a substantial amount of money.

City of Boston attorney William Sennott spoke on behalf of the police officers.

"We're confident that when all is said and done these two fine officers will be vindicated," he said.

Lawyers in the case will argue the significance of the money in court today.

This program aired on April 10, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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