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St. Clair County Sheriff's Department Being Sued

(East St. Louis, IL) -- The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department is facing legal scrutiny. A lawsuit was filed yesterday claiming deputies forced a teenager with the mental capacity of a nine-year-old to confess to an armed robbery back in August of last year. Several Chicago lawyers are behind the suit. They say there's no evidence that links the teen to the crime and when you take a look at the taped testimony, it shows he was in tears, begging for his mom to be with him. The young man spent nine months behind bars before the charges against him were dropped.

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