Man in St. Joseph County to be awarded thousands for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. -- A man in St. Joseph County will be awarded approximately $40,000 for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel approved the compensation reward for Raymond McCann under the state’s Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act or WICA.
McCann was a reserve police officer that was charged with five counts of perjury, arising out of a 2007 murder case.
New evidence proved him innocent in the case and a St. Joseph County Prosecutor dismissed the charges.
The amount of compensation each person receives under WICA is based on how many years they were imprisoned up until their release.