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In Scotland, an innocent man by mistake was in jail for three nights and received substantial compensation. Reported by the Daily Mail.
In 2015, the police broke into the home of Gary Webb (Gary Webb) and accused him of committing a crime. He denied his guilt and tried to prove that there was confusion. “Nobody believed me, I thought I would go mad — he recalls. — They handcuffed me and brought the most terrible charges.”
Webb spent the night in police custody and three nights in jail for someone else’s crime. Soon, the police learned that they had indeed arrested the wrong person. Webb was released. He argues that no one explained to him what had happened and did not apologize. According to him, the incident caused him psychological injury and was forced to quit his job.
He filed a complaint for illegal arrest, however, after two years of considering his application rejected. Then Webb asked the Commission to investigate misconduct of police Scotland. Five police officers involved in the incident, was arrested. But at the end of two years of investigation, none was prosecuted.
As a result, 60-year-old Webb has received 100 thousand pounds (8,2 million) in moral damages. “This incident ruined my life…” concluded the victim.
In August 2019, it was reported that an American was mistakenly served 35 years in jail and received a million compensation. Now counsel is seeking for his client the additional payment for caused her moral damage.
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