An Unreasonable Arrest

Radley Balko has a post over at Reason’s “Hit & Run” blog outlining the arrest and abuse of a young girl in Galveston, TX.  She was falsely arrested on suspicion of prostitution – possibly an honest but demonstrable case of mistaken identity – by three plain clothes police officers.  Fearing she was being kidnapped or assaulted the young girl attempt to run away and called for her father.  The girl was taken to the hospital for treatment for various injuries.  After the girl’s family filed a lawsuit against the police department and officers involved, the police came to the girl’s middle school and placed her under arrest for assaulting and officer and resisting arrest.

You can read the full post here.

I really don’t get what the family is complaining about.  Their daughter was only abused by the police while being falsely arrested for an already victimless “crime.”  That’s not unreasonable…..or am I just being naive?

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