Attorney Wants Federal Probe Of Officer Shooting
Posted by: Staff
Date: Nov 30 2012 3:47 PM
A Dothan attorney and family members of a man shot to death by police renewed their call Friday for a federal investigation into the shooting. Mark Overall also called for the suspension of District Attorney Doug Valeska, claiming the prosecutor committed crimes when presenting evidence to a Houston County Grand Jury.
"There has been a formal complaint filed with several federal and state agencies," Overall said. Among those is the Department of Justice. "He also claims to have spoken with a representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The complaints being alleged are a pattern and set of practices exhibited by the Dothan Police Department, the Houston County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's office, and Doug Valeska personally." The written complaint was first published Thursday after a copy was provided to DothanFirst.com.
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