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Court upholds civil verdict against LAPD for withholding evidence
Court upholds civil verdict against LAPD for withholding evidence

A federal appeals court upheld a civil jury award against two former Los Angeles police detectives  Wednesday for concealing evidence that they had arrested and jailed -- for 27 months -- an innocent man. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Los Angeles' appeal of a $106,000 jury award to Michael Walker and a nearly $400,000 award for attorney fees and court costs. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said $348,000 was awarded for attorney fees and court costs. ------------ Walker, who died three years ago, was arrested in 2005 on suspicion of robbing businesses in Los Angeles with a note demanding...

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