The Evening Standard

Black man sues Georgia police over ‘mistaken identity arrest that left him with broken wrist’

July 1, 2020

A black man is suing the Georgia police department over claims they violated his civil rights by wrongfully arresting him with excessive force. Body camera footage shows the moment Antonio Arnelo Smith was detained by officers in February. One of the officers acknowledges that the 46-year-old's wrist "might be broke", as his colleague realises that they've got the wrong man. Mr Smith was released without any charges, and is now suing all four officers involved. It comes amid worldwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota last month.