Many people who are suing Detroit say they must wait and see what happens with the bankruptcy

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit's bankruptcy case is growing every day including people considered collateral damage - their lawsuits against the city now on hold.

Walter Swift spent almost 26 years in prison for rape, until new evidence cleared him and set him free.

He sued the city and stood to collect millions.

However, Swift's attorneys say Detroit deliberately stalled the case, and kept lowering the amount for which it would settle.  Then it stopped.

They have several other civil lawsuits against Detroit. All are on hold. They are livid.

For their client Walter Swift, and many others like him, they can use the money that is not now coming.

Walter's best moment in life is when he walked out of prison a free man.  He's hoping the bankruptcy judge gives him some consideration.

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