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State high court denies Sanford $27K in wrongful detention aid; He had sought money for time served before trial

Jul 24, 2020 - The Detroit News

The Michigan Supreme Court has denied Davontae Sanford an additional $27,000 in wrongful detention aid, according to a ruling released Thursday.

Sanford's murder convictions in Wayne County were set aside because of police misconduct. Sanford was paid $408,000 for the more than eight years he spent in prison but also wanted money for 198 days spent in a detention center for teens as part of his detention prior to trial.

The court in a 4-3 vote along philosophical lines ruled he was n...