CHICAGO (CBS) — A man acquitted in the gruesome murder of a 2-year-old boy is now suing the City of Chicago.

Kamel Harris was released from Cook County Jail last year after spending 2.5 years in lockup awaiting trial.

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Harris has now filed a lawsuit seeking $2 million from the city.

He was accused in the death of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox.

No one else has ever been arrested for the crime.

The toddler’s dismembered body parts were found dumped in the Garfield Park Lagoon back in 2015.