Well I have to point out that your still an IDIOT Brain Fart.
1. She did murder someone but the conviction was overturned due to evidence being held back at trial. Though her record was cleared it still doesn't mean she didn't physically kill someone. Just in the legal systems eyes due to the overturned conviction her record was cleared in relation to that incident.
2. She made the news because she is a free woman , a millionaire and arrested for shoplifting.
Your also uneducated in the criminal justice system. An ACD stands for adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (New York Criminal Procedure Law, Section 170.55). There are terms set within the ACD. You don't get an ACD and a conditional discharge, same animal different terminology.
3. You would have to prove that the police acted criminally when they withheld the evidence. Very doubtful and very very hard to prove. That's why they did get charged you moron.
CrimeDogg maybe you should read this educate yourself on her case.
Dedicated supporters of a Rochester, N.Y., woman are jubilant at her release from prison. Her 1973 frame-up murder conviction was finally overturned.
Betty Tyson spent 25 years at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Her real crime was being an impoverished African American woman.
As the facts of her case became known over the years, more supporters were drawn to her defense. Among them were the Rev. Raymond Graves, an African American minister with a long history of fighting against police brutality, Lori Hirtelen and Marge Booker, a lesbian couple who run a progressive book store, and Bob Tishler, a Workers World Party member and activist for almost three decades.
As the supporters began to push a reluctant media to release more information about her case, it came to light that Betty Tyson's conviction was based on no physical evidence at all. Witness testimony had been coerced. Her own confession had been beaten out of her by the police, and she later recanted.
Even though the case against her was weak, it still took many years to win her freedom. This speaks volumes about the racist character of the police and courts.
The only physical evidence available to the Rochester cops that night in 1973 was tire tracks. When they failed to place Tyson at the scene of the crime, the cops buttressed their case through beatings, threats and cover-up.
Teenagers Jon Jackson and Wayne Wright accompanied Tyson's co-defendant on the day cops questioned him. They were to never return home.
Jackson and Wright were held under "protective custody" for seven months- until they finally agreed to say they had seen Tyson with the victim on the night of the killing.
In the deposition that was at the center of the legal efforts to win Tyson's release, Wright states that one morning County Sheriff William Mahoney woke him up in jail. Mahoney stood over Wright, spinning the chamber of a revolver and demanding that Wright recite his "testimony" for the Tyson case.
Mahoney later went to jail himself for fabricating evidence in other cases. It is widely believed that those cases were just the tip of the iceberg.
The cops forced Wright and Jackson to leave town. Jackson has lived under an assumed name in another state for more than two decades. Although Tyson's lawyers contacted him, he was afraid to come forward.
But Wright moved back to Rochester about 10 years ago. He couldn't get Betty Tyson off his conscience. His family wanted to help him make it right. They contacted the Rev. Graves.
This provided the final thrust in a long struggle. Soon after, a 1973 document was discovered in police files. In it, Jon Jackson said that he did not see Betty Tyson with the murder victim, although he was later forced to say in court that he did.
With that, there was no case against Tyson left. The courts had little choice except to release her. This is a bittersweet victory. Betty Tyson was the longest-serving female inmate in New York state.