Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has determined that nine more defendants will receive settlements for wrongful imprisonment.
In 1999, 46 Tulia residents were arrested for dealing drugs. The arrests were largely based on testimony from an undercover office, Tom Coleman. Many believed Coleman's investigation was racially motivated. The cases were later overturned, and some settlements were paid.
Freddie Brookins Jr. was arrested during the drug bust and spent a few years in prison before his case was overturned.
"People think money makes it all go away," said Brookins. "But this is something we think of everyday."
The nine defendants will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 dollars per year for each year they served.