Two police officers, Montgomery County sued after woman allegedly unlawfully arrested

Whitney Brakken Mar. 4, 2014, 11:54am

A Dallas county resident is suing police officers and Montgomery County, claiming unlawful arrest and detainment. 

Jean Goldman filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in the Houston Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against Charles Williams, Brian Skero and Montgomery County, citing false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

The complaint states on Feb. 26, 2012, the plaintiff was driving northbound on Interstate 45 when Officer Skero stopped Goldman. Officer Skero administered an HGN test to the plaintiff, but she was physically unable to complete the test due to her neck brace and recent neck surgery, according to the complaint.

Goldman says Trooper Williams then handcuffed her, wrongfully accused her of being drunk and placed her under arrest.

The plaintiff states she was never read her legal rights.

According to the complaint, Goldman was subsequently detained in Montgomery County Jail for five days.

The plaintiff contends the defendants had no probable cause to believe Goldman was driving while intoxicated or had committed any other criminal wrongdoing.

Goldman is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

The plaintiff is being represented in the case by attorneys D. Bradley Kizzia and Sarah B. Sparling of Brown Fox Kizzia & Johnson PLLC and Bill Ucherek II of Juneau Boll Stacy & Ucherek PLLC.

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:14-cv-00433


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 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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