The wife of a former Chicago police officer is not giving up the fight for her husband’s freedom, reports News One. In April, Howard Morgan was given 40-years in prison for the attempted murder of the four white police officers who shot him 28 times.
Back in 2005, Morgan’s encounter with the racist police officers resulted in him sustaining several gunshot wounds, including being shot in the back 21 times. Since the altercation, Morgan’s wife, Rosalind, continues to rally support for her husband’s release. “Forty years is a wrongful conviction, especially when you are innocent,” she told News One. “We are reaching out to everyone to help overturn the conviction, including, the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Governor.”
Rosalind hopes to get $100,000 signature through the website Change.org, and plans to present them to President Obama. “If you don’t receive a fair trial in the United of America, where else can you go? I’m asking everyone all over the world to get involved in this injustice. If they can forget about Mr. Morgan, they might as well forget about justice for Trayvon Martin.”
Morgan’s case is just one of many racially motivated altercations occurring in Chicago. As previously reported, Chicago resident Rekia Boyd was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in March, and her family is fighting to bring her killer to justice.
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