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Court Records: Attempted murder suspect walks after police lose key piece of evidence

BRATENAHL, OH (WOIO) -

19 Action News Reporter Paul Orlousky predicted it exclusively on Tuesday. Attorneys for a man charged with attempted murder in an I-90 shooting asked for the case to be thrown out.

Wednesday, that request was granted largely because of the way the Bratenahl Police Department handled the case.

Jamil Ali was charged with running 25-year-old Lee Collins off the road and shooting him several times in March of 2010. Police believe the two men knew each other, and the shooting was not road rage related.

Prosecutors were told a key part of the evidence was a tape recording made by Detectives when they interviewed the shooting victim while he was hospitalized at Northcoast Behavioral Center.

As Ali's attorneys prepared to defend him, they wanted to hear the tape, but found that the tape was gone. 

The city denied the tape ever existed. The court record says it did. The city says the tape story was fabricated by a fired police department employee. 

19 Action News Reporter Paul Orlousky did some digging. Wait until you see what he found out about that claim - First at Four.

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