Barry Cooper to sue Williamson County for $30 million
Good lord, it continues.
For the arrest, home invasion and seizure of thousands of dollars of electronic equipment and digital media, due to an alleged misdemeanor, Barry Cooper plans to sue Williamson County for THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Ex-narcotics officer Barry Cooper is fuming over a police raid on his home and plans to sue the officers and officials involved for $30 million, calling their conduct “obvious retaliation” for a sting operation he pulled on Texas police for his show KopBusters.
“We are going to sue every Williamson County officer involved in the raid, the judges who signed my warrants, the sheriffs department, and the jail for false imprisonment,” Cooper told Cannabis Culture. “According to my lawyers, it will be about $30 million.”
I’ll see about getting those documents once they’re filed.
Honestly, I’m laughing at the sum, but I’m laughing while scratching my head, which must mean something. A civil suit against the cops is the only logical next move, however outrageous the valuation of their claim.
Cooper recently spoke out about the experience of being toted off to the Williamson County Jail for two days over allegedly making a false report to a police officer, even though all they’ve got on him is one person who believes they made out his voice in the background of a call. More on that here.
Oh yeah and whaddya know, Cannabis Culture’s photo for their story is of Barry and a Combine, Texas police officer examining a video, with me in the background. It was taken while I was writing this. Much love for the publicity. ;O)