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On the night of 5/20/13, LCSO deputies came to my home at 11 PM to do a “welfare check” on my emotionally disturbed 13 year old step-son due to a complaint by a neighbor. My wife called the neighbor to confront her and told her to stay out of our business. At 1 AM on 5/21/13, LCSO deputies returned to my home to serve a “no trespass order” against my wife, something they only needed to tape to the front door to serve. In the process, they unlawfully entered my backyard through a locked gate, disturbed the whole neighborhood, terrorized my family, and attempted to break in to my home without a warrant or probable cause.
I filed a complaint on 5/22/13 against the deputies involved. On 6/2/13, less than 2 weeks later, LCSO deputies were called to investigate alleged “child abuse.” Deputies Jones and Ray were involved in the investigation. A Deputy Persil came to our home to investigate and was shown a video of the incident in question; she said she would put in her report that she witnessed a video in which my step-son was “clearly the aggressor” and it was her recommendation that we “place him in a mental health facility immediately.” Deputies Jones and Ray somehow intercepted Deputy Persil’s report and our case was turned over to CPS. This was done in retaliation for my complaint against the deputies. My wife and I are now “under the thumb” of CPS and CPS freely admits they do not have Deputy Persil’s report on the incident that brought us to their attention. Deputies Jones and Ray were reprimanded for their behavior on 5/21/13, but nothing has been done about the FACT that they obstructed justice on 6/2/13 in order to retaliate against my wife and I. The dust has yet to settle on this case and hopefully Judge Jacobs will order a full investigation.