Cop killer files lawsuit against Calif. sheriff's office

A man convicted of participating in the slaying of a Pittsburg police officer in 2005 has filed a multimillion dollar suit


By Rick Hurd
Contra Costa Times

PITTSBURG, Calif. — A man convicted of participating in the slaying of a Pittsburg police officer in 2005 has filed a multimillion dollar federal lawsuit against the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office, alleging misconduct by some of its deputies.

Andrew Moffett, 25, who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at Salinas Valley State Prison, is seeking $2 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages against each of the 15 officers he says were involved in a jailhouse beating on July 7 at the County Jail in Martinez, according to legal documents.

Only one deputy is named individually in the lawsuit.

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