Cops 'believed' he was a felon and put him in jail. They were wrong, and we helped fix it ( ARE YOU SERIOUS?) DOUBLE STANDARDS!!!
For years, Darrick Dionne Williams knew there was a Harris County man with a similar name and the same date of birth.
But there is one significant thing the men do not share: the other man – Derrick Deon Williams – is a felon and spent time in state prison.
The problems escalated in 2018, when Williams was arrested by Dallas police officers, who assumed he was the Harris County man and put him in jail on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.
Officers could have quickly found out the Dallas County Darrick Williams wasn’t a felon if they had digitally checked his fingerprints. Results of those digital scans are usually available within minutes.
They also could have avoided the confusion if they had compared driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers.
But none of that happened.
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