- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The city of Denver has tentatively agreed to pay $88,530 to a man who was wrongly jailed for 12 days, according to the man’s attorney.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/14fh3UW ) Christian Robinson sued in 2010 after he was arrested by an officer who failed to determine that he was not the person being sought in the warrant.

Raymond Bryant, Robinson’s lawyer, confirmed the settlement. City Attorney Scott Martinez declined to comment.

Robinson’s problems started when he was told by a potential employer that he had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested when he went to police headquarters to sort out the confusion.

Another man, who had been arrested on drug charges, used Robinson’s name and birthdate as an alias. That man had failed to appear in court after bailing out of jail.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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