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Lawsuit Update

marinepilot81

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All,

My trial is still scheduled for Jan 20th. We've just completed the depositions of the primary responding officers, Capt, and Sherrif of Lincoln County. Pretty incredible (in a bad way) stuff in there and I'll release more as my lawyer authorizes it.

I travel to Cheyenne this weekend for my deposition with their attorneys.

Here's the article from my AP reporter interview yesterday.

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/new...-pilot-sues-over-wyoming-traffic-stop-092412/

Notice the officer admits to threatening lethal force...
 

FTG-05

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Bizarre, sounds like he got into the wrong business. Good luck!
 

davidmcbeth

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Don't forget to post the deps when you get them :)

my safety is paramount .. blah blah blah ... the world will keep on revolving without you deputy dog.


And the fact the OP is a vet has no bearing on this -- its just color for the story.

Did the cop at least pass high school?
 

BB62

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...Pretty incredible (in a bad way) stuff in there and I'll release more as my lawyer authorizes it...
Thanks for the update.

Incredible stuff (in a bad way) for you or him?


edited to add: (from the linked story)

The police officer: "said in the sworn statement that he had been trained to put his personal safety above the rights of a citizen openly carrying a handgun.

You said "(you're seeking an acknowledgement) that the purpose of government is not officer safety but the protection of peoples’ lives, liberty and property"

Right on.
 
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self preservation

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Yes, sir! A jury of Wyoming's finest!

The news paper articles you provided already shows the dis-honest statements of the LEO's. They state that they detained you "because you refused to let them know if you had a gun or not"...... I have heard from your recording, from their mouth as well as your own words that you NEVER said that. You only refused a general search. If I know that sitting all the way over here in Owingsville, Kentucky (don't feel bad, not many people have a clue where that is either) they should know that too. I wish you the best of luck and hope you f**k them up. By the way, even if you had a "concealed permit" (the names of these permits vary state to state) with your gun concealed and you refused a search based on their lack of RAS or PC, the 4th protects you from illegal search and seizure!!!! You know that. I know that. It's a damn shame that they don't know/care about that.... From one "we the people" kinda man to another, thank you for standing up for our rights.



On a side note. The day I listened to your recording of this illegal detainment, I went out that day and bought my own recorder. I believe that act of you recording this incident will make your case a slam dunk..
 
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jegoodin

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"A Wyoming sheriff’s deputy who detained a combat veteran in handcuffs for openly carrying a pistol offered to let him go if he agreed to let another deputy draw his weapon and shoot if the veteran made any sudden moves while driving away, court records show."


"Bassett told Pierson’s attorney, Gary Ferguson, that he detained Pierson because Pierson wouldn’t tell him whether he had a gun."

So... If it was openly carried why would the cop need to be told about the gun? Didn't he see it, which is what started all this in the first place? Am I missing something?
 

self preservation

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A lot of guys on here preach the ole 42USC1983 suit.... So I have to ask, are you filing a 42USC1983 suit in your case? I only ask because even though it is mentioned on OCDO a lot, due to the lack of success of the 1983 suit, I have little to no faith in it as far as the 2A is concerned.
 
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