- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by two Thibodaux residents who claimed police injured them while searching for a suspect.

The Daily Comet (http://bit.ly/1jIqeom ) reports that U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey found that Diane Robertson and her brother-in-law Darrell Everett failed to describe specific facts that would have indicated whether the officers acted reasonably.

He says that such facts might include whether the officers had a warrant and whether a plaintiff resisted arrest.

According to the lawsuit, Eddie Rodrigue, then a Thibodaux police officer, kicked in Robertson’s door July 16, 2014, forced Everett to the ground and put his knee into Everette’s back and shoulder. It said an unidentified Lafourche sheriff’s deputy grabbed Robertson by the shoulder, threw her to the floor and handcuffed her.


Information from: Daily Comet, http://www.dailycomet.com



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