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GERARD was accused of a unarmed robbery. The general description of the assailant was braids, facial hair, dark skin, that fits many young black men, not to mention Gerard was not in the area, and he had witnesses to prove it on the day of the crime. 
Because of some “vigilante type street justice”, Gerard was approached by a group of men, who he never met, insisting he committed a robbery. The eyewitness, who was robbed 3 days earlier, was brought to Gerard where this group of men were holding Gerard against his will, accused him of the crime, and fast forward Gerard is now incarcerated in a MDOC facility. 
Gerard who is INNOCENT did not accept the one year plead deal, with no court cost he was offered, he insisted on going to trial to prove his INNOCENCE in court. Going to Trial, and ineffective public defense attorney led to him being wrongful convicted, and now serving 2-17 years in prison for a crime HE DID NOT COMMIT!

Gerard who is diagnosed with Severe Crohn’s Disease has been receiving disability benefit since 2011. Gerard has never had a moment of remission from Crohn’s Disease. He has endured this illness since age 15. Gerard must have monthly 3 hour IV infusions, and other medications to maintain his health. Due to his chronic health conditions Gerard is not physically allowed to participate in what many of us would consider normal activities. However nothing about his limited physical health, chronic illness, nor the witnesses that would prove his innocence was allowed in the trial. GERARD health is Deteriorating and he’s currently having other health complications... We can not count on or trust the MDOC outsourced Healthcare. Gerard has been unable to eat, as well as the limited health attention in the prison. Gerard lost over 25 lbs in one month. GERARD request to see a doctor took over 60 days as his condition worsened! 

It is our opinion that DPD did not properly nor completely investigate the claim, evidence proving Gerard’s innocence somehow came up missing....and the entire case was built off a eyewitness account that was being beat in the face.
Mistaken eyewitness identifications contributed to approximately 71% of the more than 360 wrongful convictions in the United States overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence.
Inaccurate eyewitness identifications can confound investigations from the earliest stages. Critical time is lost while police are distracted from the real perpetrator, focusing instead on building the case against an innocent person. This is exactly what happened to GERARD!

Therefore, We are seeking the assistance of the Wayne County Integrity Unity, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Governor Whitmer to review the evidence of this case that was not submitted during the trial that will EXONERATE GERARD FROM THIS INJUSTICE AND FREE HIM SO HE CAN RECEIVE APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE!!!!!!!