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1 Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by a Local Attorney on the Hays County Government
On January 25, 2022, Attorney Scott Ogle, filed a lawsuit on numerous people within the Hays County Government. The lawsuit alleges he was assaulted while being processed in the Hays County Jail.
The lawsuit is styled Scott Ogle v. Hays County, Texas Et Al. It is filed in the United States District Court for the Western Division of Texas, Austin Division. It is given cause 1:22-CV-00068.
Per the State Bar of Texas, Scott Ogle has been practicing law in the State of Texas since 1996. He attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas for law school. The State Bar of Texas also lists a probation for a matter stemming from his self representation in a criminal proceeding in Hays County. It was concluded, per the State Bar of Texas, that Ogle received discovery materials from a criminal case and published those materials. The matter presented to the State Bar of Texas occurred around the year 2019.
Lawsuit Stems from a Class C Misdemeanor Arrest
On June 21, 2021, Ogle was arrested by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office for a Class C Misdemeanor. On June 22, 2021, the case was filed with the Hays County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2. The case was styled The State of Texas vs. Scott Ogle and given cause 21-0615J2. Ogle was charged with one count of assault by contact. On June 25, 2022, the complaint to open the criminal proceedings was filed with the Justice of the Peace.
On January 10, 2022, the case against Ogle was dismissed. Thirteen days later, he filed his Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit.
Lawsuit Claims Attorney Was Assaulted During Booking on Class C Misdemeanor
Ogle, contending the arrest he was subjected too was unlawful, was transported to the Hays County Jail. While he was imprisoned, he claims he was subjected to “mass group attack,” by members of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.
He states that approximately six employees gang tackled him, without cause or justifiable action; pinning him to the concrete floor while twisting his arm and shoulder behind his back. He was handcuffed and shackled to a chair. He states, in the lawsuit, that he was in pain during this restraint. He stated he was left immobilized in a “punishment chair,” and later placed in solitary confinement for nearly 24 hours.
Local Attorney Claims Five Civil Rights Violations
- Ogle claims he was falsely arrested and the arrest was conducted without probable cause.
- He claims excessive force was used towards him and it was an unprovoked attack.
- He further alleges that no participant or witness intervened to stop the conduct.
- He also claims he was maliciously prosecuted and the proceeding concluded in his favor because he did not commit the elements of Class C Misdemeanor assault.
- Lastly, he claims the liability concept of custom and policy. Thus, as claimed, there was a deliberate, conscious disregard, and indifference to Ogle’s rights to be free from the use of force he was subjected.
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