Lawsuit Over Wrongful Arrest in St. Louis Claims 82 Other People Spent Combined 1,397 Days in Jail on Mistaken Arrests

Man spent 58 days in jail on another man's charges; city argues he should've spoken up


Cedric Wright never should have been arrested on charges intended for Corey Leonard. Attorneys on both sides of a suit for damages — and a federal judge — agreed on that much Wednesday.

But it was not as certain whether Wright is entitled to compensation for more than eight weeks he spent in St. Louis jail on another man's charges.