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Man Suing Haverford Police For False Arrest

Kenny Woods spent two days in jail in 2010 for a crash that killed a Villanova student. He was innocent.

A West Philadelphia man who spent two days in jail two years ago after he was wrongfully arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Villanova student is now suing several members of the Haverford Township Police Department, The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting.

Kenny Woods claims that, despite his short stint in jail, he is presently unemployed because of the arrest.

According to the paper, Chief Carmen D. Pettine, Sgt. Daniel Wallower, Detective Jere Goodman and Officer Thomas McDermott are defendants in the lawsuit that was filed last week in federal court.

Woods was arrested on September 29, 2010 after a crash in Haverford Township killed Villanova student Daniel Giletta, 21, and seriously injured his roommate.

A day after his arrest, Bryn Mawr man Donnie Sayers confessed to the crime. He ultimately pleaded guilty in May of 2011.

Read the full story here.

Chad Brooks October 15, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Pluzze! you (the Inq.) make it sound as if the police went to Overbrook and randomly grab someone off the street. His fingerprints were in a Stolen Car, He drove around in the car knowing it was stolen, He could have given up the driver anytime but chose to remain silent and keep the victim's family in pain choosing the perpetrator over the victim. And now he wants to be rewarded for his evil. And of course his lawyers hope to enrich themselves off his evil.
FRANKW October 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Mistakes happen....

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