September 12, 2013 at 3:04 PM
ACLU files suit against Etowah County Sheriff over registered sex offender house searches
"GADSDEN, Alabama -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and two officers in the department over what they say are "unannounced, random, and suspicionless" searches of the home of a registered sex offender.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, does not name the three family members. They are identified in the suit as John, Jane and James Doe. The law firm of Jaffe & Drennan filed the suit today, according to a news release.
ACLU Attorney Brandon Buskey said the searches are "unconstitutional harassment.""