This story is really insane.
A Black man, Shane Lee Brown, is now currently suing police after he was arrested after being mistaken for a crime he didn’t commit and having to spend a few days in jail back in January of 2020.
Brown is suing for at least $50,000 in damages, according to VladTV, for false imprisonment, negligence, civil rights violations, and among other things.
The issue is that Brown is a Black man who is 25 years old, and the man police were looking for is 51 and white, whose name is Shane Neal Brown. Not even close to being a similar description. An easy look at the warrant, in the system, or at the driver’s license would have told them they had the wrong guy.
A 25-year-old Black man is suing two police agencies in Nevada after he was misidentified as a white ex-felon nearly twice his age, arrested, and held for six days in jails in two Las Vegas-area jurisdictions.
Shane Lee Brown claims civil rights violations, false imprisonment, negligence and other wrongful conduct by Las Vegas and Henderson police and their top officials and seeks at least $50,000 in damages.
The civil lawsuit describes Shane Neal Brown, now 51, as a white man with a bushy white beard who is taller than Shane Lee Brown.
Shane Neal Brown was first convicted of a felony in 1994, and was sought on an arrest warrant issued in November 2019 in Las Vegas, accusing him of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Shane Lee Brown was arrested in January 2020 during a traffic stop by Henderson police, jailed in that city’s lockup and transferred in custody two days later to Las Vegas police. He remained jailed in Las Vegas until he appeared before a judge who ordered him freed.
They were just lazy and thought they had the right guy since he was Black.
I hope he gets everything he asks for and much more.
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