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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">WASHINGTON - The lawyer for a man whose illegal arrest led to more than eight years behind bars pleaded with the Supreme Court on Monday to allow his client to sue the police who arrested him.<br><br>
To do otherwise, lawyer Kenneth Flaxman said, the justice system would be saying, “It’s just tough. You’re seized for 8½ years and you can’t go to state court and you can’t go to federal court.”<br><br>
Flaxman’s client, Andre Wallace, was freed from prison in 2002, after Illinois courts ruled his arrest was illegal, reversed his murder conviction and caused prosecutors to drop charges against him. He had been in custody since his arrest in 1994 for the killing of John Handy.</td>
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if the statute of limitations is 2 years, then he should have filed within 2 years of being released from prison. It's been 4 years.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Ruthla</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/6491484"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">if the statute of limitations is 2 years, then he should have filed within 2 years of being released from prison. It's been 4 years.</div>
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Hi. I'm Ruthla. I don't read the article.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
He filed it within one year of being released. It was determined that the statute of limitations started when he was arrested. He claims that it should start when he was released.
 
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