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La Mesa woman to get $100,000 for wrong arrest

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council has agreed to pay $100,000 to a woman who was mistakenly charged with burglary and spent four days in jail.

U-T San Diego says the council approved the money Tuesday to settle a lawsuit by Deidria Nicholson of La Mesa.

Nicholson was arrested in 2010 for a string of burglaries and pleaded not guilty to more than 20 charges. San Diego police said they acted on a tip and video surveillance photos.

Authorities then learned that another woman who might be linked to the thefts had been arrested in Los Angeles County.

Nicholson's attorney showed a prosecutor photos of that suspect to indicate that authorities had the wrong woman. Nicholson was released from jail and the case was dropped.


Information from: U-T San Diego


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