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Former Black Panthers leader freed

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A  former leader of the Black Panthers is now a free man.

67-year-old Marshall Eddie Conway was released from prison Tuesday after his life sentence was changed to time served and probation.

40 years ago he was convicted of killing a Baltimore police officer.

Conway, who has always maintained he was innocent, is one of dozens of inmates now being released since a 2012 ruling that judges had given improper instructions to juries before 1980.