Woman featured in 2013 Post-Dispatch story about people mistakenly arrested and jailed sues police, jail and city officials Monday.
Lawyers for Cedric Wright say his 62-day incarceration on charges intended for someone else fits a pattern of mistakes.
Cortez Cooper had to go to court to get his name off his brother's drug case. But the link between the names remains a problem.
Move was triggered by a Post-Dispatch investigation that showed scores of mistakenly arrested people spent more than 2,000 days behind bars in St. Louis.
Depositions in lawsuit provide inside look at problem cited in year-long Post-Dispatch investigation.
The Post-Dispatch has identified about 100 people arrested in error over the past seven years. Collectively, they spent more than 2,000 days in jail — an average of about three weeks each.
Shannon (Jolliff) McNeal was pulled over and arrested in 2009. Having been misidentified for another Shannon McNeal who had a felony warrant for her arrest, Jolliff lost her job driving a bus at Metro. She went without a paycheck for a period. The incident was partially cleared up and Met…