A jury has awarded David Ayers $13.2 million after finding two Cleveland, Ohio, police officers violated his civil rights. Ayers spent 13 years in prison for the murder of Dorothy Brown, but was freed after DNA testing showed that a pubic hair found in Brown's mouth was not his. Ayers' attorneys argued the detectives made up a confession by Ayers, coerced a friend of his into giving false testimony against him, and provided information to a prison informant so he could testify that Ayers admitted committing the crime.
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