Authorities are releasing a Downey man they admit to accidentally jailing for two weeks when they mistook him for a drug dealer.
Authorities say they’re now investigating whether they mistakenly took a Downey man into custody in a case of mistaken identity.
A man’s family claims he has twice been locked up in Los Angeles County Jail as a result of mistaken identity.
John Winkler was fatally shot by deputies responding to a hostage situation at an apartment complex.
The mother of a teen shot in an alleged case of mistaken identity is pleading for an end to gang violence.
The family of a 57-year-old man slain in front of his home believes his murder was the case of mistaken identity.
Cameras will be the newest weapon in the arsenal of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in an effort to reduce the number of innocent people being mistaken for wanted criminals.
In remarks published Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he plans to create a task force to minimize the wrongful incarceration in county jails of those whose identity has been mistaken.
An investigation by the Los Angeles Times reveals that in recent years, cases of mistaken identity and other errors have resulted in hundreds of people being wrongly detained in Los Angeles County jails.