Almost two months after denying practically every allegation contained within the civil rights violation lawsuit filed by former Winder resident Dana Billings, attorneys for the City of Winder further laid out their defense in disclosures filed May 14 in federal court.
Billings filed suit against the City after her son was allegedly forced from his grandmother’s Pinerock Road home on April 16, 2009. The 15-year-old teen was questioned at length by investigators with the Winder Police Department regarding the whereabouts of the fugitive Quincy Smith.
The lawsuit alleges that police searched the home without consent and without a warrant. The lawsuit further accuses Winder Police officers of committing the acts of false arrest, false imprisonment, illegal search and invasion of privacy.