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Englewood Four file federal lawsuit in Chicago

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Four Chicago men have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago after they were wrongfully convicted in a 1994 Chicago rape and murder.

The men, known as "the Englewood Four," filed the lawsuit Thursday asking for a jury trial. The lawsuit names the city, several Chicago police officers and other public entities.

The Cook County State's Attorney's office decided in January not to retry the men after a judge overturned their convictions in November 2011. New DNA evidence linked another person to the crime.

The men are Michael Saunders, Harold Richardson, Terrill Swift and Vincent Thames. Among their complaints in the lawsuit are emotional distress and malicious prosecution.

They each spent at least 15 years in prison. The men were issued certificates of innocence this year.

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