Back in April we learned that a Chester man was released from his 10 month jail stint after it was found that he was too short to be the murderer although two witnesses identified him as the shooter from surveillance photos released to the media. (It is kind of hard to judge height from a photo).
His lawyer argued earlier that the arrest stemmed from an "egregious failure" to investigate the case but I guess that wasn’t enough to garner anything more than an apology for 10 months in jail.
U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Savage ruled that investigators had sufficient evidence to make the arrest, rebuffing claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution.
District Attorney Jack Whelan said Wednesday his department acted in good faith and with probable cause.