Man locked up because of mistaken identity sues Hawaii

  • In this photo provided by Vedanta Griffith, Joshua Spriestersbach enjoys birthday cake in 2020 in Danby, Vermont. (Vedanta Griffith via AP)

HONOLULU — A formerly homeless man who ended up in a mental institution for more than two years because of mistaken identity is suing the state and various Honolulu police officers, Hawaii public defenders and doctors.