Suit Filed Against La Porte

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Love Thy Neighbor

Pearland, TX

#1 Sep 24, 2012
A La Porte mother arrested last summer after letting her children play in the front yard filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, a police officer and a neighbor involved in the incident.

Tammy Cooper was arrested July 2011 and charged with child endangerment and child abandonment after her neighbor told police Cooper's children, ages 6 and 9, had been abandoned. The children were playing on the front lawn.

After police arrived, Cooper told authorities that she had been sitting outside in a lawn chair watching her children the entire time

The neighbor then reported that she had struck one of Cooper's children with her car, a detail she did not disclose on the initial call. Court documents state that a medical response team was not called, and neither child appeared to be injured at the time of Cooper's arrest.

Cooper is seeking damages for her legal expenses, emotional and physical pain and suffering and damages to her reputation.

Cooper told KPRC she spent 18 hours in jail and wants the officer reprimanded.

The La Porte Police Department released a statement to the TV station: "We are confident in the known actions of the responding officers. In addition, officers did contact the Harris County District Attorney's Office while on the scene that evening, upon which their Office accepted charges of Abandoning a Child on Ms. Cooper."
lp resident

Euless, TX

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Love Thy Neighbor wrote:
A La Porte mother arrested last summer after letting her children play in the front yard filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, a police officer and a neighbor involved in the incident.

Tammy Cooper was arrested July 2011 and charged with child endangerment and child abandonment after her neighbor told police Cooper's children, ages 6 and 9, had been abandoned. The children were playing on the front lawn.

After police arrived, Cooper told authorities that she had been sitting outside in a lawn chair watching her children the entire time

The neighbor then reported that she had struck one of Cooper's children with her car, a detail she did not disclose on the initial call. Court documents state that a medical response team was not called, and neither child appeared to be injured at the time of Cooper's arrest.

Cooper is seeking damages for her legal expenses, emotional and physical pain and suffering and damages to her reputation.

Cooper told KPRC she spent 18 hours in jail and wants the officer reprimanded.

The La Porte Police Department released a statement to the TV station: "We are confident in the known actions of the responding officers. In addition, officers did contact the Harris County District Attorney's Office while on the scene that evening, upon which their Office accepted charges of Abandoning a Child on Ms. Cooper."
Old news!! The City will end up paying her!!

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#3 Sep 24, 2012
lp resident wrote:
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Old news!! The City will end up paying her!!
Hopefully the CITY will rid La Porte of the outside influence that is Chief Adcox as well?

With any luck... we'll see a resignation here soon.
just sayin

Deer Park, TX

#4 Sep 24, 2012
Why do we need luck, Chuckie.....you said you have the goods on him to run him out of office.....

just sayin
LaPorte2

Pasadena, TX

#5 Sep 24, 2012
just sayin wrote:
Why do we need luck, Chuckie.....you said you have the goods on him to run him out of office.....
just sayin
?????.

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#6 Sep 24, 2012
just sayin wrote:
Why do we need luck, Chuckie.....you said you have the goods on him to run him out of office.....
just sayin
Like I said... I hope it won't have to come to that.

With any luck he'll off himself and resign.

He's got to be seeing the writing on the wall.

It's just a matter of time.
GOTP

La Porte, TX

#7 Sep 25, 2012
La Porte police are a bunch of clowns.
Lomaxx

Houston, TX

#8 Sep 25, 2012
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Like I said... I hope it won't have to come to that.
With any luck he'll off himself and resign.
He's got to be seeing the writing on the wall.
It's just a matter of time.
AGAIN! A dope head, on-the-run FELON is telling the Chief of Police what to do???
GIVE ME A BREAK!

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#9 Sep 25, 2012
Lomaxx wrote:
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AGAIN! A dope head, on-the-run FELON is telling the Chief of Police what to do???
GIVE ME A BREAK!
That's freakin RIGHT... and you REMEMBER it come election day!!

I've been running rings around these corrupt morons and all the power they could muster against me for four years now!!!

Just imagine what I could accomplish if the City were working WITH me!!!

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red dawn

Crosby, TX

#10 Sep 25, 2012
mental illness caused by years of drug abuse
Bla bla bla

La Porte, TX

#11 Sep 26, 2012
Heavy Fed wrote:
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That's freakin RIGHT... and you REMEMBER it come election day!!
I've been running rings around these corrupt morons and all the power they could muster against me for four years now!!!
Just imagine what I could accomplish if the City were working WITH me!!!
www.HeavyFed.com
Bla bla bla. You couldn't accomplish anything.
Citizen Caine

Pasadena, TX

#12 Sep 26, 2012
In my opinion, there is more to this story than meets the eye. Cops normally don't do these things unless there is something personal about this, like a relative or girl friend on the side of the complainer. Just saying, that something does not ring as right about this.
GOTP

La Porte, TX

#13 Sep 26, 2012
La Porte police are a bunch of clowns.
SMFH

Houston, TX

#14 Sep 26, 2012
La Porte Police officers have no balls. I've seen it 1st hand. They also show favoritism towards their friends, which is another problem I've seen.
I believe the whole department should be reshuffled and cleaned out. They are unprofessional and under-trained, and their tactfulness is much to relaxed. Law officers are not supposed to inject their own opinions, but should enforce only the law... a little common sense wouldn't hurt either.

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#16 Sep 26, 2012
SMFH wrote:
La Porte Police officers have no balls. I've seen it 1st hand. They also show favoritism towards their friends, which is another problem I've seen.
I believe the whole department should be reshuffled and cleaned out. They are unprofessional and under-trained, and their tactfulness is much to relaxed. Law officers are not supposed to inject their own opinions, but should enforce only the law... a little common sense wouldn't hurt either.
The whole department needs to be retrained and reorganized... starting with a new police chief.

They would do good to take after the example the City of San Francisco is setting.

The police there are extremely friendly and helpful... and walk without a swagger.
red dawn

Crosby, TX

#17 Sep 26, 2012
glad you like it in CALIFORNIA, stay there forever.

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#18 Sep 26, 2012
red dawn wrote:
glad you like it in CALIFORNIA, stay there forever.
There go YOUR backstage passes, Red.
La Porte

La Porte, TX

#19 Sep 29, 2012
lp resident wrote:
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Old news!! The City will end up paying her!!
I happy to see them fight her on this. They will not pay this time.
She bringing alot of head ach on her self. The history of her actions is not on her side. School district got file cabinets full of her chrildren and her actions. She is a physco!!
I am siding with LPPD on this one

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#20 Sep 29, 2012
La Porte wrote:
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I happy to see them fight her on this. They will not pay this time.
She bringing alot of head ach on her self. The history of her actions is not on her side. School district got file cabinets full of her chrildren and her actions. She is a physco!!
I am siding with LPPD on this one
Boy... for someone with "no connection to this incident" you sure are trying to connect yourself to this incident.

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#21 Sep 29, 2012
La Porte wrote:
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I am siding with LPPD on this one
Was there ever any doubt?

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