According to AP, a black man is suing Nevada police after being arrested and mistaken for a white man twice his age. 

Shane Lee Brown, 25, claims civil rights violations, false imprisonment, negligence, and other wrongful conduct by Las Vegas and Henderson police and their top officials and seeks at least $50,000 in damages.

Shane Lee Brown's lawsuit "describes Shane Neal Brown, now 51, as a white man with a bushy white beard who is taller than Shane Lee Brown." The 25-year-old was arrested back in January 2020 after a traffic stop in Henderson, NV (a suburb of Las Vegas). He spent several days in jail before seeing a judge and being set free. 

Brown's attorney, E. Brent Bryson called out police and corrections officers for failing to perform “any due diligence.”

“They would have easily determined that Shane Lee Brown had been misidentified as the person sought in the warrant,” Bryson wrote in the complaint. Henderson and Las Vegas police departments declined to comment, citing departmental policies about litigation.