GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A northeast Florida sheriff has suspended without pay two detectives and two supervisors involved in the wrongful arrest of a teen.
The Florida Times-Union reports that Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler will also change department policy to include an arrest checklist, and he will mandate reviews of arrest warrants.READ MORE: FIU President Mark Rosenberg Resigns, Cites Health Issues
The mistakes made by the detectives and their supervisors include misidentifying a suspect, not showing a photo lineup and not reviewing evidence in the case.
The teen was jailed twice incorrectly — once in January for grand theft, and four months later for a different charge — for 30 days.READ MORE: Code Red Lockdown Lifted At South Plantation High
In both cases investigators were seeking another woman with a similar name.
The teen has told the sheriff’s office she intends to sue.
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