New York Post: Derrick Deacon, wrongfully imprisoned for 25 years, suing New York for $25 million
BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn man who spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit is now suing New York, according to the New York Post.
Derrick Deacon, 58, was acquitted last November. He was granted a new trial in 2012 after the FBI identified a different man who was responsible for a 1989 murder in Flatbush.
Deacon is reportedly suing the state for $25 million.