Headline shamelessly taken from Radley Balko, but this case of an innocent man turning himself in to police is disturbing.
William Giraldo was threatened with deportation and thrown in the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York when he was mistaken for the ‘Brooklyn Groper’.
He was picked out of a lineup, arraigned on his wedding day and spent a month in jail until DNA evidence cleared him.
In Balko’s words, “Yep, they had the wrong guy. He now has a mountain of legal bills. Oh, and while he was in jail, the actual ‘serial groper’ struck again.”
Yes, you need a lawyer.