An attorney for a former Commerce police officer sent a cease and desist demand and a notice of actual malice to five Commerce police officers demanding that they cease making slanderous statements against the former officer.
The document is considered a precursor to a lawsuit.
Detectives Jason Black, Lisa Griebel, Ken Harmon and officers Jeff Rogers and Tony Addison all received a letter Nov. 18 from attorney Brandon Hornsby, who represents former officer William Thomas. Thomas is also a former Georgia State Patrol trooper.
The letter states that the Commerce officers made statements to numerous individuals accusing Thomas of “conspiring to stage a burglary at his home for the purpose of committing insurance fraud.”
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