Jason Strong

Lake County Law Enforcement Coerced Witnesses and Fabricated Story to Frame Jason Strong for Murder, Federal Lawsuit Charges

After serving more than 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Jason Strong has filed suit against the Lake County law enforcement officers he alleges conspired to send him to prison for the 1999 murder of a woman he had never even met.

One year ago, Strong was freed from state prison when prosecutors dropped all charges against him, and he became the latest known victim of a string of false convictions in cases investigated by City of Waukegan police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. Last month, the Circuit Court of Lake County granted a Certificate of Innocence, finding him innocent of the murder of Mary Kate Sunderlin.