They Accidentally Detained A Retired Judge And Then Apologized For It
In Vancouver, Canada, police handcuffed retired 81-year-old judge Selwyn Romilly instead of a black suspect. The police apologized to Romilly for the wrongful detention.
The incident occurred in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver Police handcuffed and detained a retired judge named Selwyn Romilly on the grounds that he looked like a wanted suspect.
It was stated that Romilly, who was accidentally detained by the police, was the first black judge in the Supreme Court. Speaking to local media, Selwyn Romilly said, “They said they got a reportand I looked like a person that is reported. Without further ado, they asked me to turn around and put my hands behind me. Later they put on handcuffs. They didn’t ask for my name, they put on the handcuffs like they were in a rush. I told them I was a retired Supreme Court judge. But I don’t know if this had an effect, ”he said.
THE POLICE Apologized
“Romilly, who complied with the description given to the police by the witnesses and was in the same area as the suspect, was detained for a short time before it was realized that he was not the correct suspect. In this case, the real suspect could potentially cause serious harm to an innocent person. For this reason, Mr. Romilly’s identity was not questioned. After being detained, it was immediately determined that he was not a suspect and was immediately released ”. said the police.
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