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Regret Expression Issued for Improper Arrest

On December 15, 1995, Texas' Grand Prarie police SWAT team burst into 18-year-old Bryan McMillen's parents' house and put guns to McMillen's head while awaking him from bed. Their purpose was to arrest him for the murder of Adrianne Jones, whose boyfriend said someone named Bryan had called her the night before the murder.

While in jail, McMillen was denied bipolar medication and food. He was also placed in a cell so small he could barely lie down or stand up. After 22 days of incarceration, McMillen passed a lie detector test and was released. Diane Zamora was subsequently convicted of the murder.

McMillen filed suit alleging constitutional rights violations. The matter was settled by the
Grand Prarie police issuing a statement of regret for the arrest and agreeing to not contest removal of the arrest from the record. See: McMillen v. Clay, USDC N. Dist Texas. Case No unknown, Issue: Volume F:99:05730 Texas Verdict Search.

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McMillen v. Clay