Black man sues police after officers mistook him for white man with the same name

Lawyer accuses officers of neglecting to do ‘any due diligence’

1/23/2022 1:22:00 AM

Black man sues police after officers mistook him for white man with the same name

Lawyer accuses officers of neglecting to do ‘any due diligence’

A bench warrant was issued for the 49-year-old Mr Brown in November 2019. He was accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm.Neal Brown was described in the warrant as a caucasian man with brown hair, blue eyes, and a white beard. He was convicted of a felony in 1994, before the birth of Lee Brown. He was pulled over by police in January of 2020 and held in the Henderson detention centre.

According to a legal filing, he was transferred to the custody of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police two days later. His lawsuit states that he told officers in both Henderson and Las Vegas that he was not the Shane Brown they were looking for – the white man in his late forties with a white beard.

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Well done! I support you because I believe this is racism. That passes as a black person...... Wow they assign anything to 'black' these day. Dudes closer to white than black. I've seen white folks with better tans than him. 😆 Actually they do look like identical twins, don't they? Same age and all. As long as the name fits, it's automatically the black guy. No questions asked; nothing else matters. How telling ist that. (yes, please explain to me now that 'there was no picture on the warrant' etc.)

I hope he gets it all and more. Apparently, some of these towns need to go broke b/4 finally doing something about the rampant criminal activity w/in their own police departments. So they don't have the same name then, according to your article..

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Stray bullet through wall killed British academic in US – Police A bench warrant was issued for the 49-year-old Mr Brown in November 2019. He was accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Neal Brown was described in the warrant as a caucasian man with brown hair, blue eyes, and a white beard. He was convicted of a felony in 1994, before the birth of Lee Brown. He was pulled over by police in January of 2020 and held in the Henderson detention centre. According to a legal filing, he was transferred to the custody of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police two days later. His lawsuit states that he told officers in both Henderson and Las Vegas that he was not the Shane Brown they were looking for – the white man in his late forties with a white beard. His lawyer has accused the officers of neglecting to do “any due diligence” since the mugshot of the white man would show them that the younger man had been taken in by mistake. KLAS reported that Lee Brown stayed in jail until he went before a judge who ordered his release. Las Vegas police learned a week later that Neal Brown had been taken into custody in San Bernardino County,