Legal Action Considered Against Polk Sheriff:
This one is from the “Boy does that woman have brass ones” department.
Christina Garcia is the mother of Mercades Nichols. Mercades is one of if not the main suspect in the videotaped beating of Victoria Lindsay.
You would think that Ms. Garcia has more important matters to attend to like making sure her daughter stays out of jail but no. Ms. Garcia has taken it upon herself to file a lawsuit against Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd for making ‘defamatory’ remarks and causing ‘severe emotional damages’.
In her intent to sue notice, Bernard wrote that Judd failed to handle the arrest of the teens “with integrity and a degree of care” that would have protected them “against unfair treatment and exposure.”
Judd has described the March 30 beating in published news stories as “animalistic” and said that after the teens were arrested, they were laughing together in a holding cell, saying “Am I going to miss cheerleading practice?” and “I guess we’re not going to the beach this week.”
I didn’t know you could be sued for the truth. Garcia’s face is causing me severe emotional damages. Can I sue for that?
UPDATE 1/8/09: Thread closed due to length. Conversation continues at http://www.trenchreynolds.com/2008/11/19/pleas-offered-in-cheerleader-beating/