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Maine case asks if mistaken identity or keen police instincts led to a Black man’s arrest

Summary by Ground News
A Augusta police officer stopped a car for a broken plate light because he suspected its passengers were selling drugs. When he asked the five men inside for their licenses, a Black man with a purple backpack opened the rear door and fled, allegedly dropping crack, cocaine and fentanyl in his wake. The officer stayed on the lookout in the area until the morning, suspecting the man might return for his drugs. Around 8 a.m., he was peering through binoculars in his cruiser when he spotted, about 100 yards or so away, a black man cross the street and then get into a car. He had found his suspect, he thought. Or did he? According to Donte Johnson, the man he ultimately arrested on felony

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