A Wisconsin newspaper has been found guilty of publishing a mugshot that was wrongly labeled as being from an Iranian newspaper.
A judge has rejected an appeal of a jury’s finding that Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newspapers, Inc. violated the state’s mugshot law by publishing the wrong mugshot in a story about an alleged rape.
The case was one of many that have prompted the publication of more than 100 Wisconsin newspapers’ mugshots since 2010, with the vast majority of those published after the law took effect in January 2015.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is one of two papers that is being sued by the ACLU of Wisconsin over the issue.
The newspaper’s editor in chief, Mark P. Schlosser, has said that he believed the mugshots were not taken from a newspaper and that they were published to cover a national issue.
The newspaper, which has been sued by four groups, published an opinion piece on June 4, 2016, by Daniel W. Kochen, a lawyer representing one of the plaintiffs.
In it, Kochelen criticized a New York Times story on the case that criticized the state for not publishing a photo of a man with a gun.
The article in question, published in the Journal Sentinel on June 10, identified the man, a man identified only as “Lennon” in the article, as a suspect in the alleged rape of a 23-year-old woman who was found with two small cuts on her face, and who has been charged with first-degree sexual assault.
The article also reported that a woman in the Wisconsin State Capitol had been arrested in the case.
The ACLU of Virginia said that the article was inaccurate, based on a lack of physical evidence and a lack or misidentification of the victim.
The ACLU of North Carolina filed a lawsuit against the Journal-News, alleging that the newspaper violated the National Registry of Exonerations Act, a law that makes it a crime to falsely identify a victim of a crime.
In response, KOChelen wrote a response to the lawsuit.
He wrote that the man in the story, who was identified as “Agnieszka,” was not the same person who was seen at the crime scene.
The story was written by a reporter and he was not aware of who he was reporting from, Koca said in a court filing.
The judge in the lawsuit also ruled that the paper could not have published the wrong image in the piece because there were no images of the same people in the photo.
KOChelels defense attorney, Christopher L. Schmitt, called the ruling “a win for the people of Wisconsin.”
Schmitt said that KOCHELELS defense team will appeal.
The trial will resume next month.
Kochelens defense attorney also said that there was no evidence to suggest that the woman who had been charged was a suspect and that he was just doing his job to report the case as a local news story.KOCHELEYS attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.
The Journal Sentinel has published an apology to the woman in its article.
The publisher, John R. Woll, said that after the article ran, he and the newspaper decided to publish a correction.