Crash victim sues Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office for civil rights violations

Attorneys plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday morning on behalf of a Franklin woman who was severely injured and falsely accused of drunken driving after an on-duty Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy crashed into her and lied about causing the accident.

The federal lawsuit will allege that Deputy Joseph Quiles conspired with fellow deputies and supervisors to cover up his actions and shift the blame to the woman, Tanya Weyker.

The suit also alleges that Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. was involved and was “at the very least, deliberately and recklessly indifferent to his subordinates’ unconstitutional actions and related misconduct in the case,” according to a news release.

Via Driver hurt in crash caused by deputy to sue sheriff’s officials @ JSOnline.

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