Judge Dismisses Well Known Drug War Brutality Case

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwSwvUaRqc

COLUMBIA — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday filed against the city of Columbia and 12 police officers involved in a February 2010 SWAT raid in which two dogs were shot, one fatally.

Jonathan Whitworth was arrested during the raid on the house he shared with his wife and child in the 1500 block of Kinloch Court in southwest Columbia and later pleaded guilty to unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. His child, who was 7 at the time, was present during the raid.

Whitworth, his wife, Brittany Whitworth, and son were named as plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit in September 2010; they sought compensatory and punitive damages against the defendants, along with court costs and attorney fees.

At that time, Whitworth’s attorney, Milt Harper, said the injured dog had to receive emergency treatment, which cost $2,000.

READ THE REST HERE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>