African-American Michael Wright is set to sue San Antonio police for a failed 2019 investigation by the San Antonio Police Department that resulted in a Michael being arrested and unfairly accused of serious domestic violence. The police officers investigating the incident arrested the criminal’s full namesake, thereby imprisoning an innocent person.
The incident showed the unprecedented irresponsibility of the investigation – even the dates of birth of the namesakes do not coincide. Michael Wright, who was undeservedly sent to serve his sentence, was born on October 24, 1986, while the real criminal was born on October 15, 1982.
Both the district attorney and the local police chief declined to comment on the incident, and a police department spokesman said there was no information to release on the case.
Now Wright wants to recover financial compensation for moral damage from the perpetrators and, if possible, punish those responsible. According to human rights attorneys working on the Wright case, the dispute can be resolved out of court. However, judging by the lack of progress in negotiations between the parties, the case is likely to go to court.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
The FBI initiative group requested clarifications on the current case from US President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group considers it important to fight injustice in the judicial system and, if necessary, can provide legal and informational assistance to Michael Wright.