A SoCal woman had spent two weeks in prison for mistaken identity. She has now filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and its police force.
30-year-old Bethany K. Farber is an aesthetician from Agoura Hills, is now suing the city of Los Angeles and the LAPD for arresting her at Los Angeles International Airport as she waited to board a flight to Mexico last April.
As per the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, on April 16, 2021, Bethany K Farber was all set to catch a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Mexico. Then suddenly, she was interrupted by the Transportation Security Administration and taken aside to a private investigation room.
The two women look nothing alike, but police arrested the blonde Farber and ignored her pleas to check her passport. According to Farber’s lawyers, law enforcement never checked basic information such as date of birth, middle name, etc.
Farber told the TSA that she never went to Texas and was not wanted for committing any crime. However, LAPD and LAX police arrested her without confirming her identity and she was held in jail for 13 days until April 26, 2021.
The lawsuit mentions:
“Plantiff is a young woman with long, blonde hair, while the other woman is older with short brown hair. Furthermore, the warrant was for a woman in the State of Texas and Plantiff has never been to the State of Texas.”
The LA authority had held her three more days in jail after being informed by the Texas court.
In a recent press conference, Bethany said that this was an experience no one should go through, especially a law-abiding citizen.
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