If you’ve been following along at home, you know that four men — including current and former cops — have sued D Magazine for libel. Well, yesterday six people filed suit against three of those very men (and the city of Dallas) for wrongful arrests. The suit reads like a fact-checking transcript of Trey’s story, the one we’ve been sued for. Some highlights:
For some time now, police officers employed by the city of Dallas have been engaged in a repeated and systematic practice of issuing false, fake, fabricated or otherwise irregular tickets … . [T]he victims of these violations are poor, homeless, uneducated, not well conversant in English and are unable to speak up for themselves or defend themselves. … [T]he female plantiffs herein were repeatedly subjected to lewd and oppressive conduct and were called explicit names, accused of being prostitutes — typically while being hauled off to jail.