Texas woman alleges Rosenberg police unlawfully searched her home

Angelino Menconi Dec. 17, 2015, 1:15pm


HOUSTON -- A Rosenberg woman alleges three Rosenberg police officers unlawfully held her children at gunpoint while they searched her home for illegal drugs.

Stephanie Jones filed a lawsuit Oct. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against officers Jeremy Eder in his official capacity, J. Dale, B. Baker and R. Ng, alleging unreasonable and unlawful searches and seizures.

According to the complaint on Jan. 31, 2014, Dale, Baker and Ng entered Jones' home pursuant to a purported no-knock search warrant. The suit says the officers held her entire family at gunpoint, including her 11-and 12-year old children, while they searched her premises for cocaine and other contraband.

Subsequently, Jones was arrested for possession of an unlawful controlled substance (cocaine). These charges were eventually dismissed, the suit says.

Joines seeks damages for emotional distress, mental distress, $600 in cash allegedly taken from her house, punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorneys Megan Hassen and William Demond of Demond and Hassen PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-02919

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