A Houston woman is suing Harris County and the sheriff's office over claims her constitutional rights were violated during a search of her home and her arrest.
filed a lawsuit Dec. 19, 2014, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Harris County, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, and sheriff's deputies Lucero Nario Kudla, Fidel Sanchez, Gerald Brooks, Harold Vines and Joey Edwards, citing unlawful trespass of her home and unlawful assault/or detention, among other claims.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 19, 2012, two of the defendants came to her home on Montavo Drive in Houston and sought permission to search her house. When she asked if they had a search warrant, the deputies said they did not and Hall refused entry, the suit says. The lawsuit states the deputies asked Hall to get identification and, when she went to get her purse, the deputies followed her into her house without permission.
Hall says that after she again demanded that they produce a search warrant, she was handcuffed and walked to a squad car. In the course of the events, she says she lost her breath and fell to the pavement, injuring her knees, back and body. After other deputies arrived and searched her property, apparently looking for her grandson, she was released with no charges, the suit states.
Hall seeks compensatory and punitive damages and attorney fees. Hall is represented by attorney Jeffrey W. Steidley of The Steidley Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas County Circuit Court case number: 4:14-CV-03627.