Former Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, may be heading to court


ILLINOIS (WTVO) — Former Governor Pat Quinn has been subpoenaed for a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit.

The subpoena is regarding Quinn’s 2015 decision to commute the sentence of Tyrone Hood, the man convicted of murdering an Illinois Institute of Technology student.

Hood has served 22 years while all charges were dismissed.

Hood and another man, who pleaded guilty in Marshall Morgan Junior’s 1993 murder, filed lawsuits accusing Chicago Police of coercing a confession and false witness statements.

Police lawyers are seeking Quinn’s testimony.

They say that it will help defend their clients.

The Chicago Tribune reports a judge could require Quinn to sit for a deposition.

Experts say a subpoena on a commutation is rare.


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