‘That’s Not Me:’ How a Mistaken ID Put an Innocent Couple in Jail

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Vickson Korlewala

Vickson Korlewala, 62, a Liberian immigrant and entrepreneur who sells a renewable energy technology for use back home, and his wife are still reeling years later from their 2014 wrongful arrest on robbery charges. Photo by Charles Mostoller/Metro

A series of procedural misteps by Philadelphia cops landed Vickson and Korpu Korlewala in jail four years ago on a wrongful charge of robbery. They’re still seeking the return of property seized by authorities—and an apology . . .

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