Prosecutors: No new rape trial for Illinois man freed from prison after police torture claims

Cook County prosecutors say they won't retry a Chicago man for a 1982 rape, a day after and Stanley Wrice was released from state prison.

The decision was made during a brief hearing in Chicago on Thursday morning.

The 59-year-old was released from prison Wednesday after spending 30 years behind bars. He says Chicago police tortured him until he confessed to the crime. Earlier in the week a judge said Wrice should be freed and his conviction should be overturned because officers lied about how they treated him.

Wrice was serving a 100-year sentence.

The decision was the latest development from a dark chapter in Chicago Police Department history in which officers were accused of torturing suspects.