She was arrested in front of her daughter and grandmother, detained in jail for about four hours, and subjected to a strip search, including a vaginal examination. She filed a lawsuit claiming emotional injuries from the incident.
The warrant was for a woman with the same last name and birth date. The plaintiff argued the officer should have realized it was a case of mistaken identity because the plaintiff?s first and middle names were different and her address was different from the person being sought.
Prior to trial, the County settled the case for false arrest by awarding the plaintiff $25,000 in December 2006. See: Plaintiff v. Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, Case No: 06-04336-CA27.
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Plaintiff v. Miami-Dade County
|Cite||Miami-Dade Cty Cir Crt, Case # 06-04336-CA27|
|Level||State Trial Court|