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Ogunkoya v. Monaghan

Allegation: Identity thief is captured on video buying gift cards ($28k total) at Home Depots in three Monroe County, N.Y. towns. Police arrest a different man who’d made small purchases at Home Depots in two of the towns around the same time. Prosecutors arraign the man in only one of the towns; a bail bondsman refuses to bond the man out lest he immediately be rearrested on the charges in the other towns. He ultimately spends 28 days in jail (and misses sitting for the bar exam). He’s acquitted of all charges. Second Circuit: He can’t sue the prosecutors for failing to arraign him in the other towns. (His false arrest and other claims against police are still proceeding below.)


Tags: 2019, False Arrest, Police, Second Circuit

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