Hopefully, other unduly endangered Florida inmates will find this post and take similar action to protect themselves, which will protect others, including corrections personnel that play by the rules.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
WILLIAM WESTERVELT, an individual,
v. CASE NO.:
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS,
a political subdivision of the state of Florida,
DAVID LAWRENCE, in his individual capacity
as Prison Warden, and PATRICK MURPHY, in his
individual capacity as Assistant Prison Warden,
The plaintiff, William Westervelt, by and through his undersigned attorneys, files this Complaint against defendants, Department of Corrections, a political subdivision of the state of Florida (hereinafter “DOC”), David Lawrence, in his individual capacity as Prison Warden, and Patrick Murphy, in his individual capacity as Assistant Prison Warden and, as grounds for, would state as follows:
1. This is an action for civil damages in excess of $15,000.00, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney’s fees.
2. Venue is proper for the Circuit Court of DeSoto County because:
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