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Chicago activists rally to exonerate man from murder conviction

Chicago activists rally to exonerate man from murder conviction

A group of Chicago activists are fighting to get a man freed from a murder conviction.

In 2012, Douglas Livingston was convicted of first degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.

He served 10 years of a 26-year sentence.

The group, the Chicago Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression, said it was wrongfully convicted and is accusing Chicago Police Sgt. Brian Forberg.

They demand Livingston’s release.

“My nephew was wrongfully convicted … at 46 years old. That’s basically life for something we all know he didn’t do. It’s all in the court records,” said Livingston’s aunt, Norma Scales.

The group is asking Cook County State’s Attorney Kimm Foxx to drop several wrongful convictions before she leaves office.