TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jun 30, 2020

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston on Monday filed an affidavit in federal court calling out the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for an alleged lack of cooperation with the criminal investigation of former deputy Daniel Wilkey, Times Free Press reports. The affidavit was filed in support of a motion by alleged victims of Wilkey who are suing the county for supplying dash camera videos to lawyers for the accused and the DA’s office, but not to lawyers for the plaintiffs. Pinkston claims his efforts to obtain a copy of the sheriff’s office policy manual, copies of all Wilkey’s 2019 dash cam footage and footage from other officers were intentionally made more difficult than necessary by the department. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond denies those claims. Wilkey was indicted on 44 criminal charges in December, including six counts of sexual battery, two counts of rape and nine counts of official oppression. Many of those charges stem from four traffic stops.