David Lewis was the "wrong person", not because they had the wrong name and address but because he didn't grovel and apologize. He is a real American who stood up for his rights, not a spineless pansy who would bow to the ruling class. Good for him - a new hero when our GOP leaders are showing just how much we need a hero.
As for all of them looking foolish, the clerk and the judge aren't any more than rubber stamps, anyway. If the police make a false claim, it's not the court's fault. It's certainly not the clerk's fault.
The clerk also gives some cover to the state police, by laying blame on the law. The police can say they thought they were following the law. This is not "mistaken identity" issue, this is an issue of imputing a mental health condition.
Is he the wrong person because he was not on the medication or because he fought back? “they had provided information on the wrong person when they notified his office of someone whose permit should be suspended because of the new mental health provisions in New Yorks SAFE Act, the release begins.”