arrest somebody wrongfully

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    It's pretty much a set phrase, so I wouldn't change it: "wrongfully arresting a woman." Another expression is "wrongful arrest."

    From Criminal Defense Lawyer: False arrest: False arrest, sometimes known as false imprisonment or wrongful arrest, occurs when someone wrongfully holds you against your will or takes you into custody. Both private persons and law enforcement agents can commit this crime when they act beyond or outside of the scope of their authority.
     
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