Tuesday, December 8, 2009

DA and ex-sheriff dismissed as defendants in law suit

It sounds like a good decision by the Judge.

DA, ex-sheriff dropped from PR man's lawsuit
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A federal judge agreed to drop District Attorney Susan Reed and former Sheriff Roland Tafolla from a $1.5 million lawsuit that beleaguered public relations consultant T.J. Connolly filed against them.

But U.S. District Judge Fred Biery did rule, however, to keep two sheriff's deputies as defendants.

Connolly filed the federal lawsuit in October 2008 against the four defendants, claiming his civil rights were violated when the two deputies detained him because authorities had no right to arrest him for criminal charges against his consulting business, T.J. Connolly and Co.

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