TEXARKANA, Texas -- A recently filed lawsuit accuses the Paris Police Department of conducting an improper home invasion and violating the resident's privacy.
Acting as his own attorney, Robert Garland filed a lawsuit against Hinton Anita, individually and in her capacity as a Paris Police employee, and Parke Aubrey, individually and in her capacity as a Paris Police employee. He seeks $750,000 from each defendant.
Garland states that the police came to the "wrong residence" in retaliation for his filing a complaint with the district attorney and violated his personal security and liberty.
He accuses the Police of filing a false complaint against him and acting with a reckless or callous indifference to his rights.
Causes of action filed against the defendants include liable, willful tort, negligence, willful or wanton tort, malice of intent, publishing false and defamatory statements, slander, libel and other acts of negligence.
The plaintiff is also asking the Court to take judicial notice of the history of racial strife in Paris.
The suit was filed May 5 in the Texarkana division of the Eastern District of Texas.
Garland is asking the court for an award of $750,000 from each of the defendants for compensatory damages, emotional distress, mental anguish and reputation harm.
Jury trial is requested.
U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.
Court records show that Garland has filed numerous lawsuits in federal court alleging violations of his civil rights.
Case No. 5:10-cv-00088