Newly-released video from Jan. 8, 2020, shows police arresting 25-year-old Shane Lee Brown, a Black man, on a warrant for Shane Brown, a 49-year-old white man, who was wanted on a “charge of ownership or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person,” in Henderson, Nevada, reports KLAS.
Lee Brown did not have his have his identification, but did have his Social Security number and Social Security card, and told the police: “I do have a warrant with you guys, but I have a court date tomorrow to take care of all that. My license is also suspended for that reason. I’m taking care of all that tomorrow.”
A police officer falsely claimed the weapons charge “comes back totally matching you.” Lee Brown truthfully responded: “I’ve never been arrested for weapons charges.”
Police falsely imprisoned Lee Brown at the Henderson Detention Center and the Clark County Detention Center. During a hearing on Jan. 14, 2020, Judge Joe Hardy ordered Lee Brown released.