Brickbat: Close Enough for Police Work


Cody Lee Williams spent 35 days in a Clay County, Florida, jail after being arrested on sex assault charges. Williams knew he hadn't committed any crime and didn't know the girl who had accused him. While looking over documents in court, however, he discovered the person who was supposed to have been arrested was a boy who attended the same high school he did, Cody Raymond Williams. He alerted his mother, who convinced a deputy to show the girl a picture of her son. The girl said he wasn't the one who assaulted her. Three deputies involved in Cody Lee Williams' arrest and incarceration were given counseling. Deputy Johnny Hawkins was suspended for 10 days without pay and transferred from the investigative division.