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The Wrongful Arrest Of DeShawn Franklin

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In August 2016 a federal jury in Fort Wayne determined the family to be awarded $18 in total ($1 per each family member)  
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Four years ago three police officers burst into DeShawn Franklin’s house, roused Franklin from his sleep and repeatedly punched him in the face and upper body

They also used a taser, handcuffed him and detained to a police car in front of the whole neighborhood

However, they soon realized that they had arrested the wrong guy

Franklin’s family has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive force, unlawful entry and false imprisonment among other things

Where

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

When

July, 2012

Result

DeShawn Franklin was wrongfully arrested and received $1 settlement
VICTIM
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Name: DeShawn Franklin
Facebook: N/A
Age: 18
Social status: Civilian
Armed: No
Damage: Wrongfully arrested
Race: Black
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Name: Fort Wayne Police Officers
Police Dept: Fort Wayne Police Department
State: Indiana
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Position: Police Officers
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REAL REASON
Police Officers failed to ask before using excessive force
REPORTED REASON
DeShawn Franklin was mistaken for a suspect
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