DENVER (AP) — A man who says he was falsely accused by Denver police of conspiring to hire a gunman to kill his ex-girlfriend will receive part of a $122,500 settlement.
The Denver Post reports that the City Council approved paying Brian Hinman $71,625.97 on Monday, ending a lawsuit Hinman filed two years ago. His attorneys will receive $50,874.03.READ MORE: Fight Between Passenger & American Airlines Flight Attendant Causes Flight To Be Diverted To Denver International Airport
Hinman’s lawsuit contends he was in jail in 2013 for violating a restraining order when a cellmate made up a story aimed at cutting short his own jail sentence. The cellmate told a police detective Hinman asked him to carry out the killing of his ex-girlfriend.READ MORE: Some CU Boulder Students Believe This Halloween Won't Be As Problematic With COVID Cases
The lawsuit says Hinman spent 10 more months in jail before the cellmate’s story fell apart and prosecutors dropped the charges.MORE NEWS: Ball Arena & Paramount Theater To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test
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