Annie Cosby Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm


A Jefferson County resident is filing a petition to depose the police department regarding a possible claim of negligence relating to an incident of rape. 


The plaintiff, referred to as C.C. in this story, filed a petition for deposition of Beaumont Police Department to investigate a claim July 10 in the Jefferson County District Court.


According to the complaint, C.C. was raped March 16 at the premises of Punjab Enterprises Inc., doing business as Triangle Market, and believes a claim of negligence may exist against Punjab Enterprises.


The plaintiff is seeking deposition of the police department for a potential claim and is being represented in the case by attorneys James E. Payne and Ronnie Turner Jr. of Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP in Beaumont.


Jefferson County District Court Case No. D-195875


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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