Jennifer Anne Fitts claims police got the wrong “Jennifer Fitts” last May when they arrested her on an outstanding warrant.
Now she’s suing the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in Davidson County Circuit Court for false arrest. Fitts claims she’s suffered emotional distress, lost wages and loss of enjoyment of life. She is seeking a judgment of $100,000 against the MNPD.
In the suit filed this week, Fitts said police not only falsely arrested her, but also failed to accurately search the warrant database, booked her on false charges and failed to thoroughly research the case prior to the trial.
According to the suit, police pulled Fitts over on May 20, 2010, for not wearing a seatbelt, and during the traffic stop an unnamed officer entered the name “Jennifer Fitts” into a database to search for warrants.
When that search turned up a felony warrant for arrest, the officer arrested Fitts, who was later booked and released.
It wasn’t until Fitts’ trial, she claimed, that the felony warrant was for a different Jennifer Fitts.