A day after Bengals cornerback Adam Pacman Jones was handcuffed for 45 minutes after a minor car accident because police confused him with another Adam Jones, Cincinnati’s chief of police has acknowledged that his department screwed up.
“The short story is that quite honestly there was a mistake on the part of the police department,” Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher said, per WLWT. “The entire incident is an unfortunate mistake.”
According to Streicher, the officer who held Jones didn’t hear a dispatch saying that there was no warrant for the Adam Jones he was holding.
Although the police report described Jones as “belligerent and combative,” Streicher acknowledged that it was reasonable for Jones to be upset when he was detained and hadn’t done anything wrong.
Frankly, who wouldn’t be upset over being handcuffed and held in front of a crowd of people over a case of mistaken identity? Here’s hoping the Cincinnati police take steps to make sure such incidents don’t happen again.