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Name mix-up in sexual battery case sends wrong Clay County teen to jail for 35 days
The Florida Times-Union ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Topher Sanders

Posted on 02/25/2014 1:32:57 PM PST by seacapn

Cody Williams was arrested in late August, charged with the sexual battery of someone younger than 12.

The 18-year-old Clay High School student spent 35 days in jail.

One problem: He was the wrong Cody Williams.

(Excerpt) Read more at members.jacksonville.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: claycounty; florida; greencovesprings
Oh, Florida. Will you ever lean?
1 posted on 02/25/2014 1:32:57 PM PST by seacapn
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To: seacapn

oops


2 posted on 02/25/2014 1:34:44 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: seacapn

Cody had best find a nasty faced lawyer or it will happen again.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 1:37:24 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: seacapn

Clay High....he’s guilty of something. LOL


4 posted on 02/25/2014 1:37:37 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: seacapn

A lawsuit for defamation of character and illegal imprisonment for about #20 million ought to get their attention.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 1:38:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: seacapn

Charges filed by the incomparable Angela Corey, of Zimmerman trial fame.

I am unclear why the article doesn’t mention that the DA might have some responsibility to be sure they’re charging the right person.

I was also rather appalled to find out that it was 35 days before the (wrongly) accused was given any details of the charges against him.

Luckily my last name is so unusual this would be very nearly statistically impossible to happen to me.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 1:38:57 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The problem will be the lawyer will get $19,999,999.00 out of the settlement.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 1:40:16 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: seacapn

No terrorist dogs shot in this one.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 1:40:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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9 posted on 02/25/2014 1:40:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: seacapn

............my god!.........I think if I was putting a 17 year old kid in jail for over a month I would follow the BASIC established policies/protocols for being damn sure I was locking up the right kid!

I have been in jail a couple times for a couple days each time in my life and it is not something I would want a 17 year old kid to have to endure for 35 days!............in ERROR!


10 posted on 02/25/2014 1:44:07 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Kartographer

No, about a third.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 1:45:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: seacapn

Picked him up and forgot about him. Typical.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 1:46:36 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Another frightening fact is that Corey’s office charged him as an adult with child rape with no physical evidence at all. Obviously any comparison of DNA evidence would have cleared him, which means the entire case was based on one person’s claims. What protocols are in place to guard against false allegations, which are known to happen regularly? Or dies Corey just take everything at face-value and not ask questions like that?


13 posted on 02/25/2014 1:46:57 PM PST by seacapn
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To: seacapn
Oh, Florida. Will you ever lean?

Left or right?

14 posted on 02/25/2014 1:47:54 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Occam's razor was made by Gillette)
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To: seacapn

Formal counseling for most officers, 10 day unpaid suspension and a transfer from investigations to patrol for another?
How is that proper punishment for screwing up this badly?


15 posted on 02/25/2014 1:48:04 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: seacapn

“Does” Corey, I mean.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 1:48:52 PM PST by seacapn
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To: seacapn

All Crackers look alike?


17 posted on 02/25/2014 1:50:13 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: seacapn
Deputy Sheriff Jason Wright, Sgt. Daniel Moreland and Sgt. Eric Twisdale will all receive formal counseling

WOW. Way harsh...

18 posted on 02/25/2014 1:58:13 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Had a case a little like this in high school. One of my friends parents got called to come to the school because he had been caught with drugs on campus. They get there and the cops harangue them for an hour before they let them see their kid. Only it turns out it was not their son. The school had two David Clarks and the wrong ones parents got called. David never new anything was wrong until he got home that night.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 2:03:14 PM PST by Fellow Traveler
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To: Fellow Traveler

Hate to say it, but basically the police are immune from lawsuit unless it can be proven they acted with malice.

Ditto for a prosecutor.

They are even immune from civil suit if they lie on the witness stand under oath.

You may thank SCOTUS for that.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 2:27:17 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Drango

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve noticed that not even the badge-lickers are sticking up for the people they think are their “friends” anymore around here.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 2:33:00 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve noticed that not even the badge-lickers are sticking up for the people they think are their “friends” anymore around here.

Hooray! You've shouted down all dissenting views. Proud?

22 posted on 02/25/2014 2:58:39 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: SunTzuWu

Not my fault that they gave up on defending the indefensible.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 3:00:26 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You forgot Fees and expenses and lunches and trips and.......


24 posted on 02/25/2014 3:06:55 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Orangedog

So very true.

So, so true.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 7:12:23 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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