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Fairbanks Four Suit OK'd To Proceed

April Monroe
Courtesy of Free The Fairbanks Four blog

A federal civil rights suit filed by the Fairbanks Four can move forward. The 4 Native men, who spent decades in prison for a murder evidence has since shown others were likely responsible for, are suing the city of Fairbanks for racially biased and malicious prosecution.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the 9 Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Friday on a technical issue related to whether the four can sue.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.