Man sues North Miami police for wrongful accusations, he says

MIAMI (WSVN) - A man is suing the North Miami Police Department after he said he was wrongfully accused of a crime.

Twenty-three-year-old Clenol Jean was arrested in April on charges of molesting a 4-year-old girl.

Those charges were later dropped, but Jean believes he was the victim of a rush-to-judgment and should have never been hauled off to jail. “It was very stressful, very traumatic to be in an environment that I would never even fathom of,” Jean said.

“What Mr. Jean experienced was a reckless disregard of his rights,” said Jean’s attorney, Wendell Locke.

There has been no response to the lawsuit so far from the North Miami Police Department.

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