The victims of four separate crimes identified Kensington resident Lanell Dowling in a lineup last year as the man who robbed them at gunpoint. Mr. Dowling then spent seven months in jail until his bail was lowered in October.
The victims were wrong. Mr. Dowling's cell phone records and activity on his MySpace page show that he wasn't near the places where any of the crimes were committed. All charges against Mr. Dowling have been dropped.
P.S. Other newspaper accounts place Mr. Dowling's home in East Flatbush.