Parties, Jurisdiction & Venue
Plaintiff, Dawn Morris Willis, is a female resident of Miami-Dade County,Florida.6.
Defendant, Sheriff Paul May in his official capacity as Sheriff of OkeechobeeCounty (“the OSO”), is the sheriff of Okeechobee County and is the responsible party. Allclaims asserted against the OSO are asserted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.7.
Defendant, Sheriff’s Deputy T.J. Brock, is a resident of Okeechobee County,Florida. At all material times, he was acting in his official capacity as a Deputy Sheriff. Hewore a badge and was armed with his official service pistol. He was an employee of the OSO.All claims asserted against Deputy Brock are asserted pursuant 42 U.S.C. § 1983, except for astate law claim of sexual battery. Deputy Brock was, at all times, an active-duty detectivesergeant. As a detective sergeant, he had unrestricted access to the county jail and any inmatehoused in the jail. He was not, however, assigned to the county jail. He was terminated from theSheriff’s Department on or about July 8, 2009. He served as a deputy sheriff for approximately23 years, most recently as the OSO’s homicide detective.8.
Defendants, John Does 1-10, are other deputies and employees of the OSO whoconspired with Deputy Sheriff Brock to rape and sexually batter Ms. Willis.9.
This Court has federal question jurisdiction because it arises under 42 U.S.C. §1983.10.
This Court has supplemental jurisdiction over the state claims against allDefendants pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367(a).11.
Venue is proper because all facts occurred within the Southern District of Florida.
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