Sloppy police work can have some really dangerous and damaging results. Recently, Atlanta police arrested the wrong woman and she ended up spending 53 days in jail because of their error:
An Atlanta woman says she was mistakenly imprisoned for 53 days because police confused her for someone else with the same first name.
Teresa Culpepper says she called police to report that her truck had been stolen in August. But when they showed up at her home, they arrested her for aggravated assault committed by another Teresa.
“All she has is the same first name. The only descriptions that match are ‘Teresa’ and ‘black female,’” Culpepper’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant told The Lookout. Culpepper, who is 47, didn’t have the same address, birth date, height, or weight as the Teresa who was supposed to be arrested.
It really is a shame that innocent, law-abiding citizens have to suffer such humiliation and trauma because of the sloppiness and laziness of our police. The police are entrusted to protect our rights and our liberty and then they turn out results like this? This is why you need to contact a qualified defense attorney as soon as you can to help clarify your case and prove your innocence.
If you are in th Atlanta area, please call 1-855-9-ATL-DUI for a free, detailed consultation about your case.