In February 2019, Nijeer Parks walked into the Woodbridge Police Department to c…
In February 2019, Nijeer Parks walked into the Woodbridge Police Department to clear up a misunderstanding after he received a call from his grandmother telling him police were looking for him. Parks had trouble with the law in his past, but that was behind him. The charges were serious: aggravated assault, unlawful possession of weapons, using a fake ID, possession of marijuana, shoplifting, leaving the scene of a crime, and resisting arrest. On top of that, Parks was accused of nearly hitting a police officer with a car. Detained by the Woodbridge police, Parks said he spent 11 days in jail. According to a police report obtained by CNN, the evidence presented by the police officers that led to Parks’ arrest was a “high profile comparison” from a facial recognition scan of a photo from what was determined to be a fake ID left at the crime scene. The facial recognition match was enough for prosecutors and a judge to sign off on his arrest. Tap the link in our bio to learn more about Parks’ story.
(📸: John General/CNN)
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