Fifth Circuit Mulls Whether Police May Be Sued For Arrest of Wrong Person

May the police be sued when they arrest the wrong person? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is currently considering that very question in a civil rights case filed by a man who spent 16 days in jail for no other reason than he shared the same name as person wanted on an assault charge.

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