Ohio man sues police over wrongful imprisonment

By By AMANDA LEE MYERS

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man is suing two police officers for $100 million after he was wrongfully jailed for nearly two months on felony cocaine charges even though video footage would have shown they had the wrong man.

Maurice Snow filed the federal civil rights lawsuit Monday against a Norwood police detective and lieutenant.

A police spokesman didn't immediately return a call for comment Tuesday.

Court records show that the 29-year-old Snow was arrested Oct. 18 and booked on four cocaine charges.

The lawsuit says Snow was accused of being the drug dealer in surveillance videos that police took of controlled drug buys.

Snow was jailed for 52 days before the footage was shown in court and attorneys on both sides agreed Snow couldn't have been the dealer. Snow was immediately released.

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