Categories: Headliner
      Date: Jan  3, 2013
     Title: Dalhart Police Chief named in federal law suit

By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The federal law suit filed in the United States District Court in Amarillo on Friday, December 28, 2012 named Dalhart Police Chief and former Bovina Police Chief Gary Sinclair and the officers he supervised in Bovina, as defendants. Sinclair is sued both individually and in his official capacities acting under color of law and as the chief policy maker for law enforcement in Bovina.



By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The federal law suit filed in the United States District Court in Amarillo on Friday, December 28, 2012 named Dalhart Police Chief and former Bovina Police Chief Gary Sinclair and the officers he supervised in Bovina, as defendants. Sinclair is sued both individually and in his official capacities acting under color of law and as the chief policy maker for law enforcement in Bovina.
The federal law suit alleges Sinclair and other officials illegally harassed residents and extorted money from them to increase revenue for the City of Bovina. Sinclair, his officers and other officials allegedly devised a scheme to raise revenue by forcing citizens and property owners to make improvements to their property against their will.
The federal suit filed specifically stated the illegal scheme was concocted by former City Manager, Jana Pitcock, approved by members of the City Council and implemented and enforced by Sinclair and the officers he supervised.

For the full story  SUBSCRIBE to the online edition of The Dalhart Texan, call 244-4511 to setup a subscription to our physical paper or pick a copy up at one of our many convenient newsrack locations. You can also stop by and purchase a paper or subscription in person at our news office located at 410 Denrock Ave.