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News - October 19, 2012

Federal lawsuit filed against Pleasanton police officer, Alameda deputy and San Ramon attorney

Lawsuit asks for $3 million in damages, claims city and county did little to stop illegal actions

by Glenn Wohltmann

A Pleasanton man has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against a local police officer, an Alameda County sheriff's deputy and a San Ramon attorney.

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Posted by Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 20, 2012 at 3:09 am

Filthy business. This sort of thing is so deeply damaging to law enforcement integrity that these clowns need to be given the stiffest possible criminal sentence, and the civil piece needs to go to Juryland so they lose everything that they have.

Nobody - and ESPECIALLY law enforcement - has the right to do this sort of thing.

Incidentally, this is probably filed federally as a "Section 1983" suit, which is what you do pursue as a violation unDjty Deads Done der the color of authority. It is a direct hit against the Constitution to deprive a person of their fundamental rights to due process as well as privacy, and these guys deserve to be de-nuded of their assets - I just wish the U.S. Attorney would also take a look at it for federal criminal violations as well.

There's a rose garden in Lompoc that always needs attention, and a couple of years of gardening at 72 cents per hour would be a good sentence for these crimes.

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Posted by Classy Glen
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Oct 20, 2012 at 8:57 am

Glen, I love how you waited until AFTER the print version came out to add the part about:

From the caption of the lawsuit, it is evident that the City of Pleasanton's and Officer Martens' involvement in this matter is very different from that of the other defendants," Lowell said in his statement. "Officer Martens was never placed on administrative leave. Officer Martens remains employed by the City of Pleasanton in good standing."

All of the legitimate newspapers had that part in their FIRST and only articles about this. Real classy Glen.

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Posted by Oh well
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

@ Classy Glen - go cry to somewhere else. The untouchables are about to fall and hard.

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Posted by Fan club
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Stay righteous brother Brian. As usual you have no fear, proud to call you my friend!

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Posted by Jaffy
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Oct 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I wonder if Gabrielle Stevens will be needing a lawyer to defend against the crap storm she caused? Lawyer up girl!!

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Posted by Over your Shoulder
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

@ fanatic: Why don't you tell us how it is that a "righteous" person plots and threatens to kill "The Ex", her husband and himself by "Going Postal" and having his brother take the kids to his parents residence? Is that a sane plan for the father of the year or the pathetic ploy of a bitter coward. A fine citizen wouldn't be caught with a glass pipe in his pants at the sports park would he? Do you think the big bad policeman put it there? Your bosom buddy is the definition of a coward because he likes to scare females that he can't fool or manipulate any longer. It's not their fault that he's a sociopathic dreamer that watches too much TV in his parents basement where he blows clouds and hides from his enemies.

It is illegal to impersonate a war veteran, and the records show that he told people that he saw action when in reality his ship never sailed! Bet ya a banana split the vets would like to hear about this cowardly lady abuser, we'll see just how fearless he is...RIPleasanton

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Posted by Face In Pillow
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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