Deputies Must Face Suit for Holding Wrong Person Too Long

Sept. 21, 2021, 3:12 PM

Deputies in Martin County, Fla., have to face a claim that they were deliberately indifferent when they held a man for three days on a 26-year-old Texas warrant without determining that he was the wrong person, the Eleventh Circuit said.

When David Sosa was pulled over for a traffic violation in 2014, he was arrested because of the outstanding warrant for a different David Sosa. It took the deputies three hours to fingerprint Sosa and determine they had the wrong person.

In 2018, Sosa was stopped for a traffic violation by a different deputy and arrested again on the same ...

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