KVP Wins Release of Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

John J. Tennison v. City and County of San Francisco

Following our representation of John Tennison in his habeas corpus case, where we unearthed exculpatory evidence hidden by the police which proved Mr. Tennison’s innocence - including the taped confession of another man, we pursued Mr. Tennison’s civil rights claim against the City and County of San Francisco and the police and prosecutor responsible for his wrongful conviction.  After several years of hard-fought litigation, we settled the civil rights case for $4.6 million. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it was the largest amount the city has ever paid to a wrongly convicted person. 

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