Wrongly Jailed Guy Set to Sue After 17 Years in Prison
An NYPD detective had an ‘improper’ relationship with a witness of the crime.
Eric Glisson has filed $100 million notice of claim with the city of New York for being wrongly imprisoned. The claim says that an NYPD detective’s “improper personal” relationship with a witness helped land two innocent people in prison for 17 years.
He and Cathy Watkins were freed in October after being cleared in the 1995 murder of Bronx cab driver Baithe Diop. Investigators later realized the killing was committed by others. Miriam Tavers, the key witness in the case, is deceased and Detective Michael Donnelly is retired. “I think the people who committed this atrocity towards me should be held liable,” Glisson said. Since his release on Oct 24, Glisson has moved to Washington Heights and is finishing up his bachelors degree. (New York Post)