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Fayetteville's Rock sues over Centerton arrest

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Fayetteville High School tailback Terrance Rock (9) makes a play during a football game in October. Rock sued Centerton and a number of police officers in Washington County Circuit Court alleging wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution and other state and federal civil rights claims.

A Fayetteville High School student has sued Centerton and a number of police officers in Washington County Circuit Court alleging wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution and other state and federal civil rights claims.

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Wrongful Arrest

Wrongful arrest is physically detaining someone without proper legal authority. The situation often arises when an retail business employee or owner holds a suspected shoplifter without having seen a crime committed in their presence or pretend that they are police officers. Other common wrongful arrest situations include an arrest by a police officer of the wrong person or without probable cause to believe a crime has been committed and/or without a warrant. Wrongful arrest can be the basis of a lawsuit for damages, including mental distress and embarrassment.

Source: uslegal.com

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