Apple is being sued, once again, for wrongly accusing a young man of having committed several thefts in a company store, in Massachusetts, United States. The process is a continuation of an accusation made by the same victim in 2019.
According to Apple Insider, opened at the end of May this year, the process is directed to Apple to one of its providers of physical security solutions. The lawsuit indicates that the young man, 19-year-old Ousmane Bah, accused of committing a series of thefts in one of the company’s stores is innocent.. After the indictment, Bah was arrested and had to testify to Boston police.
In the process, Bah’s defense says that the young man received his provisional driver’s license in March 2018. The document contained information such as full name, height, weight, eye color and date of birth, but did not contain any photograph identifying the young. Bah reportedly lost this document in May of the same year, two months after it was issued.
Lawyers argue that someone found Bah’s provisional driver’s license and used it in a shoplifting in Greenwich, New York.. The company linked the criminal’s image to Bah’s document. This association was passed on to other company stores as a security measure of the type “beware of this identified thief”.
After a third theft, the company, which would have identified Bah through facial recognition systems, made a formal complaint to Boston police, who carried out a search and seizure warrant at the young man’s residence, detaining him at dawn in November 2018.
Bah was released for lack of evidence after explaining what happened and asking for video evidence, which was not provided by the company. Two days later, the real person responsible for the thefts was arrested. However, because of open and ongoing lawsuits, the real criminal continued to be identified as Ousmane Bah.
The young man’s accusation is that the company accused him without evidence, in addition to defamation and intentional or negligent misrepresentation. The defense asks for an indemnity with an unidentified amount and for the company to publicly manifest itself about the case, apologizing to the false accused.