The Wrong Man

Louima Could Not Identify Charles Schwarz

Louima was questioned again by police investigators two days after the first interview. Bradley, using typewritten notes of that interview, let Ronald Fischetti take over: "Louima says the second person [in the bathroom] is five-seven, white, light crew-cut hair. That's a pretty accurate description of Tommy Wiese. Chuck is over six feet tall, very broad.

But "after Tommy Wiese goes down and says, 'I was the second person in the bathroom, not Chuck,' they never go back to Louima and say, 'We never showed you this photo [of Wiese]. Is this the second person?' "

To be continued.

Nat Hentoff's subsequent column on Charles Schwartz, "The Witness Who Was Not Called."

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