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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Special Judge Named in Tyler Barton lawsuit against former Bedford Police Officer and others

BEDFORD - FEBRUARY 7, 2023 - A special Judge has been appointed in the lawsuit filed against former Bedford Police Officer Morgan Lee and Bedford Police Department, Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, Bedford Mayor Sam Craig, City of Bedford and Bedford City Council.


Greene County Circuit Judge Erik Allen has been appointed special Judge to preside over the case who was selected on February 3, 2023.


Tyler Barton, who is being represented by Michael Allen, Pamela Hensler, and Colleen Newbill from the law firm of Mallor / Grodner LLP requested the change of venue from Judge Nathan Nikirk on January 26, 2023.


Attorney's Danny Glass, Adam Glass, and Thomas Bryan will be representing Beford Police Chief Terry Moore, Bedford Mayor Sam Craig, and Beford Police Department.


Attorney's Janelle Killes and Keith Michaels will be representing Bedford Police Officers Chase Hamiliton, and Clay Blackburn.


There is no attorney on file for former Bedford Police Officer Morgan Lee at this time.


In the seventeen-page lawsuit filed by the law offices of Mallor / Grodner LLP on behalf of Tyler Barton of Bedford, alleges eight counts of civil torts that have occurred.


The complaint was filed against Bedford Police officers Morgan Lee, Chase Hamiliton, Clay Blackburn, and Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, as well as Bedford Mayor Sam Craig, Bedford Police Department, and Bedford City Council and City of Bedford that Tyler Barton and says that Barton suffered damages as being attacked in his own home.


Eight Counts of Civil Torts Alleged:

  1. Deprivation of 1st Amendment

  2. Deprivation of 4th Amendment

  3. Deprivation of Rights for failure to intervene

  4. Battery

  5. Intentional infliction of emotional distress

  6. Negligence

  7. Negligent infliction of emotional distress

  8. Trespass

Lawrence County Zephyr will continue to monitor the developments in the civil lawsuit.


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