NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges two members of the Thibodaux Police Department used excessive force and falsely arrested her.
Julie Caillouet filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Clint Dempster and Allie Faucheaux alleging that they violated the U.S. Constitution and the Louisiana State Constitution.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 8, 2015, the defendants and her ex-husband arrived at her Thibodaux home to retrieve a minor child's school items. The suit states that the plaintiff informed the defendants that per a custody order, the child could stay the night at her home and that she would take the child to school in the morning.
She claims that the defendants took her into custody and that she was caused to suffer grievous injury and was deprived of her established constitutional rights to be secured against unreasonable seizure of her person. The plaintiff holds Dempster and Faucheaux responsible because the defendants allegedly deprived her of her right to equal protection of the law, falsely arrested and imprisoned her and caused intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants jointly and severally for compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs of this action and such other relief as the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by David W. Ardoin of Ardoin, McKowen & Ory LLC in Thibodaux.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14541