The headlines include “Bad Cops”, “Exposing Corruption” and “TPD’s Jack Booted Thugs in Recent Stories”.
It’s all part of the Tallahassee O website Rob Brayshaw operates.
“I do think I’m targeted specifically because of my complaints against police,” he said.
Brayshaw says it all started in 2008 when he published the address of a Tallahassee Police officer on another website and was arrested for it.
In 2010, a federal court tossed out the Florida law used to arrest Brayshaw.
A short time later, Brayshaw claims police started investigating him and his wife.
In his lawsuit, Brayshaw claims investigators with the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office illegally searched their driver’s license records without cause.
His wife used to live in Okaloosa County.
The complaint says through that search of what’s called the DAVID system, police can access the Brayshaws’ home address, color photographs, social security numbers and other highly restricted personal information.
In the suit, Brayshaw shows the DAVID searches he verified through open records requests took place between 2010 and 2012 even though he says he and his wife were facing no criminal investigation or even a traffic ticket.
“There’s really no reason to be investigating my wife and I,” he said.
Spokespeople for TPD, LCSO and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office tell us they haven’t been served with the suit yet so they’re unable to comment.
This lawsuit is the fourth one Brayshaw has filed against law enforcement in the last 5 years.
They include his win in the address publishing case and a case he settled with a Tallahassee Police officer for removing his Wikipedia entry on TPD explaining about the address posting case.
Summons Have Been Issued On The Florida Authorities Supervising Officers And/Or Involved In Illegal Violations Of Constitutional And Civil Rights:
1) Sheriff Larry Campbell, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, 2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32304
2) Sheriff Larry R. Ashley, Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office, 50 2nd Street, Shalimar, Florida 32579
3) Mayor John Marks, Tallahassee City Hall, 4th Floor, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
4) Leon County Deputy Ellaina Pinkerton, 145 Glen Hollow Drive, Apt. #6, Decatur, Georgia 30034
5) Tallahassee Police Officer Ryan Christopher Pender, 1200 Sandler Ridge Road, Apt. R, Tallahassee, Florida 32317
6) Tallahassee Police Officer Ryan N. Dunphy, 8363 Hinsdale Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32312
7) Okaloosa Deputy Jamie K. Knox, 2270 Harlan Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
8) Leon County Deputy David Paul Emmons, 1130 Sandler Ridge Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32317
9) Division Of Risk Management, Dept. Of Financial Services, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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Federal Court Strikes Down Florida Statute That Criminalized Free Speech When Criticizing Police Officers, May 3, 2010
ACLU Issues Federal Judge Order With Officer’s Personal Information Published By Judge That Resulted In False Arrest
Randall C. Marshall, Legal Director Of The ACLU Publishes Article Of Unconstitutional Law And False Arrest, July 5, 2010
Tallahassee O Special Report: Tallahassee Citizen Has Filed Four Federal Lawsuits Against Tallahassee Police In Just Five Years! – Why Does City Of Tallahassee Hire So Many Criminal Cops That Violate Constitutional And Civil Rights Of Citizens They Are Paid To Serve And Protect?