Lynn DeJac Peters Files Lawsuit Against City, County

November 24, 2010 Updated Nov 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM EDT

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Lynn DeJac Peters Files Lawsuit Against City, County

November 24, 2010 Updated Nov 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Lynn DeJac Peters and her attorney filed a federal lawsuit in court Wednesday against Erie County, The City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department, seeking damages for wrongful incarceration.

Peters is seeking $20,000,000 in compensatory damages and $10,000,000 in punitive damages for her wrongful incarceration for the murder of her 13-year-old daughter, Crystallyn Girard.

Peters served 14 years in prison for her daughter's murder before being cleared of the charges and released in 2008.