LAPD Sued For Arresting Wrong Woman

Do photo IDs serve any actual purpose? Apparently not as far as the Los Angeles Police Department is concerned ...

LOS ANGELES (KCAL/KCBS) – A woman who said she was wrongfully arrested last year is suing the Los Angeles Police Department.

Bethany Farber said she spent nearly two weeks behind bars after she says authorities mistook her for a woman with the same name who had an outstanding warrant.

“This was an experience that no one should go through, especially a law-abiding citizen,” Farber said.

She was surrounded by her attorneys and family as she recounted what she calls “traumatic” and “life-changing” days.

Farber was at Los Angeles International Airport on her way to Mexico when she was stopped by TSA and informed that there was a warrant out for her arrest in Texas.

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“Now what’s interesting is at the time Ms. Farber is booked, the police do nothing to confirm whether or not this Bethany Farber is that Bethany Farber,” attorney Rodney Diggs said.

Farber’s attorneys said the warrant from Texas was for another woman named Bethany Farber.

Farber said that she repeatedly asked police to double check but that “they completely blew me off.”

Los Angeles Police Department officials say they cannot discuss pending litigation … 

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