Brookside police paid her life savings and mocked her, according to a 62-year-old lady

Brookside police paid her life savings and mocked her, according to a 62-year-old lady ...

This week, a 62-year-old Jefferson County lady sued Brookside, its former police chief, and two unknown officers, alleging they halted her for no reason, questioned how she could afford her automobile, kept her $5,000 life savings, and mocked her.

Jeanetta Jones was on disability in December when she was stopped by Brookside police while driving home shortly after 2 p.m. one afternoon, according to a federal court filing in north Alabama this week.

According to a group of unnamed officers, she asked why she had been removed, and she asked why she had been ordered to stop whoever she wanted.

According to the suit, one officer asked her how she could ride the automobile she had, and she replied, God had blessed her.

According to the lawsuit, two Brookside cops detained Jones for more than an hour. Police found $5,000 in cash, which she claimed was her life savings, and a prescription bottle of Percocet, which they claim was legally prescribed for pain. Her car was searched by authorities and drug-sniffing dogs without her consent, and she was told she could leave.

She requested the return of her money and medication, the lawsuit states. They refused to return either and laughed at her, telling the plaintiff they could do whatever they wanted.

The 13th lawsuit is filed against Brookside and its police department, or one for 96 residents in the tiny north Jefferson County area. It claims Jones was erroneously arrested and imprisoned, and that her rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments were violated. It seeks damages.

Roger Appell, Jones' lawyer, claims in a lawsuit that Jones sought to secure her money and fought forever to reach Brookside Mayor Mike Bryan and former Chief Mike Jones, but that her phone calls were neither answered nor returned.

Bryan did not respond to questions late Friday, and attempts to reach Mike Jones, who left the area in February and put his house up for sale, he unsuccessfully failed.

Since January, Brookside has been at the centre of controversies.

On Friday, the, its police department, and its municipal court. That audit outlines a series of issues, including a chastised stocking of evidence, missing guns, unexplained guns, a trash bag filled with prescription medicines, undocumented cash, and improper accounting procedures.

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