A new lawsuit details the experiences of 10 people who say they were affected by records problems in the Shelby County criminal justice system.
The lawsuit, which was filed on Christmas Eve [December 2016], alleges the plaintiffs were incarcerated in Shelby County for an “extended and unlawful” amount of time following a major computer system transition in November. A federal lawsuit was also filed in November against Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham.
“Shelby County’s overall management of the computer transition was an abject failure,” attorneys Beth Brooks, Patrick Brooks, Matthew Gulotta, Daniel Lofton and Steve Wilson, say in the recent class action complaint.
[This case, which was filed in state court, is one of three filed against Shelby County relating to the jail’s new computer system. The other two lawsuits were filed in federal court.]
For the full article in the Commercial Appeal click here.
See the embedded video (below) from WREG News Channel 3 in Memphis [January 5, 2017] and click here for their full article.
For other TV news coverage [from January 5, 2017], see the following links:
Another lawsuit filed in connection with jail computer glitches
Lawsuits Filed In Shelby County Computer Problems
For additional TV news coverage from the case’s January 12, 2017 initial court hearing, see the following links:
Court Hearing On Lawsuits Over Computer Problems At Shelby County Justice Center
Attorneys request IT expert for lawsuit against Shelby County
Also, a copy of the Complaint, filed in the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee, can be found below (.pdf format):
CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES UNDER THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENTAL TORT LIABILITIES ACT AND PETITION FOR TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT INJUNCTIVE RELIEF