Laurens Co. Sheriff’s Office denies wrongdoing in David Hooks civil lawsuit
DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office says it did nothing wrong the night David Hooks was shot and killed during a drug raid at his house.
Hooks’ wife, Teresa, filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit in April claiming there wasn’t enough evidence for deputies to search her house.
The sheriff’s office filed the response Wednesday.
It lists 11 defenses including official immunity, never denying the Hooks’ any rights and not violating their constitutional rights.
The ninth defense says the defendants are not liable to the Hooks because any damages are “due to the acts and omissions of other individuals and entities other than defendants.”
The response denies or does not respond to every paragraph of the original lawsuit except for two.
The defendants admit the allegations in paragraph 24 and 69 in the plaintiff’s complaint, according to the response.
The defendants ask for a trial by jury.
Mitch Shook, attorney for the Hooks family, said Teresa will be making a statement about this response Friday.