INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) – A former Michigan State Police trooper is suing an Ingham County prosecutor and sheriff’s deputy. He says they mishandled information in his case that could have prevented a wrongful conviction.
Three years ago, Brian Alexander, a former MSP trooper, was convicted of four counts of sexually assaulting a minor, a crime he says he didn’t do.
Eventually his conviction was overturned and prosecutors dropped the charges. But now Alexander and his attorney aren’t letting it go so easily.
They say assistant prosecuting attorney Steve Kwasnik and Ingham County sheriff’s detective Annie Harrison omitted information that could’ve changed the outcome of his trial, including hiding information about phone records in the case.
According to the lawsuit, Kwasnik and Harrison met with the girl a week before trial and told her that her school attendance records contradicted her story about Alexander allegedly molesting her.
But Alexander says his attorney never found out about this until the girl testified, saying they “deliberately and maliciously withheld information for the purpose of violating and did cause a violation of (Alexander’s) constitutional rights.”
The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office denied comment at this time.
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