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ID errors put hundreds in County Jail

• Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of people have been wrongly imprisoned inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jails in recent years, with some spending weeks behind bars before authorities realized those arrested were mistaken for wanted criminals, a Times investigation has found.

The wrongful incarcerations occurred more than 1,480 times in the last five years. They were the result of a variety of factors, including officials' overlooking fingerprint evidence and working off incomplete records.


3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ed Price
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You wanted a speedy trial,

You got it, Judge Dredd style.

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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I think all those who were arrested by mistake need to come together and sue the shit out of these nazi  corporate agencies. No accountability and they protect their own.

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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Mistaken for wanted criminals? Sounds like those doing the arresting are the criminals.

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