Mistaken-identity arrest OK’d; probable cause permitted act
A man taken into custody by an Illinois State Police trooper who mistook him for his brother does not have a case for false arrest, a federal appeals court ruled.In an unpublished order this week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to revive the civil rights lawsuit Eric C. Hudson filed against officer Ronald Salier.An arrest passes muster under the U.S. Constitution when the officer has probable cause to take …
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