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Man wrongly named as suspect in Dallas police shooting sues

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: National Post

DALLAS - A man wrongly identified by Dallas police as a suspect in the 2016 fatal shooting of five officers has sued the city and its police department.
The federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges Dallas police detained Mark Hughes and his brother, Cory, without reasonable suspicion or probable cause. Both are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which says the brothers were interrogated “without proper Miranda warnings” following the July 7, 2016, ambush that killed four Dallas police officers and one transit officer.
Dallas police on social media posted a photo of Mark Hughes holding his rifle, saying he was a suspect in the shooting and asking for the public's help in finding him. Yet the real suspect was later identified as army veteran Micah Johnson. Authorities killed him using a robot-delivered bomb after the shooting.
A Dallas police spokesman said Wednesday that the city and the department do not comment on pending litigation.
Mark Hughes was carrying the rifle during the anti-police brutality rally...

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