Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|5/31/2016||MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE
|1||1 @ $689,000.00||$689,000.00||C||1|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $7,500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
Keith Cooper settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit with the City of Elkhart, Indiana for $7.5 million, the largest amount paid to a plaintiff in a wrongful conviction lawsuit in Indiana history
In 1996, Keith Cooper was wrongfully convicted of armed robbery. Cooper filed a lawsuit against the Elkhart Police Department claiming that their police officials, including detective Steve Rezutko, framed him through “false witness statements and unduly suggestive photo lineups.” The eyewitnesses who testified at Cooper’s trial later admitted that they had been manipulated by Rezutko into implicating Cooper. DNA evidence later identified the shooter as a man who was convicted of murder in Michigan in 2002. Cooper was the first Indiana man to be granted a pardon based on actual innocence in 2017.
Cooper’s co-defendant, Christopher Parish, was exonerated and awarded a nearly $5 million settlement in 2014.