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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Man Jailed Over Mistaken Identity Settles With County

(Posted 26 Jun 2007)
Man Jailed Over Mistaken Identity Settles With County.
Post, 20 Jun 2007 (Castaneda).
Prince George's County has agreed to pay $215,000 to a black man who spent nearly three weeks in jail after a county police detective mistakenly named him in an arrest warrant, even though the real similarly named suspect was white and more than 15 years younger.

Attorneys for the county agreed Monday to pay the sum to settle a federal civil lawsuit filed by Daniel Anthony Miller, 39, of Spotsylvania County. The lawsuit, in which Miller alleged that the detective had violated his civil rights, was scheduled to begin yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

Miller said yesterday that the settlement did not satisfy him. "I don't feel justice was done," he said.

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