A man accused of murder 12 years ago has recently filed a lawsuit for false imprisonment—including complaints against a police chief, criminal investigators, and a crime lab in Northwest Arkansas.
After serving 1,121 days in prison for a 2012 murder, Rico Cohn was released in 2015 for lack of evidence. Hoping to clear his name of capital murder charges, he has now filed a 271-page lawsuit against Fayetteville’s police chief, several investigators, and members of the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The complaints include:
- False Imprisonment
- Malicious Prosecution
- Civil Conspiracy
- Criminal Conspiracy
Tony Pirani—a criminal defense attorney with Caddell Reynolds—is now examining the evidence in the case on Cohn’s behalf. He states: “This is happening in our backyard, under our noses and on our watch. An innocent man lost three years of his life for a crime that he did not commit—which means a killer is still out there. If the public knew what we knew, we think that everyone would see—as we did a long time ago—that the police arrested the wrong man.” Mr. Pirani hopes clearing Cohn’s name will pave the way for real law and order.
The Attorneys to Turn to for Criminal Law Help in Arkansas
When you have been accused of a crime, your freedom may be threatened. Even minor crimes can carry serious consequences—including fines, potential jail time, and a record that will haunt you.
For individuals who live in Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, or Rogers; the team at Caddell Reynolds provides comprehensive criminal law services to help ensure your rights and liberty are protected. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty—and you need a strong defense team on your side to defend your rights.
If you have been accused of a crime, immediately call the Arkansas Criminal Law Attorneys of Caddell Reynolds for a Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100. You will need an experienced Arkansas criminal law attorney to carefully review the evidence and build a strong defense case to protect your rights. No matter the magnitude of the criminal accusations, you will want our experienced attorneys to stand by your side.
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