An East St. Louis man is suing the city and a police detective, claiming he was beaten until he falsely confessed to a rape.
Marlon Miller's federal lawsuit alleges former East St. Louis Detective Orlando Ward struck him several times out of the view of police recording devices. During the alleged beating, Miller confessed to attacking the woman as she left a MetroLink train.
DNA tests later absolved Miller of the crime and led to the arrest of another suspect.
Several cases involving Ward have been under review since the former detective was indicted in a federal cocaine investigation.