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Julia Sorokin, Louis A. Bravo v. Julio Sandoval

February 4, 2011

JULIA SOROKIN, LOUIS A. BRAVO,
PLAINTIFFS,
v.
JULIO SANDOVAL, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CARLOS VASQUEZ, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SAN DIEGO SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE, LENICE LOPEZ, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE, LAS COLINAS WOMEN DETENTION FACILITY, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hayes, Judge:

ORDER

The matter before the Court is Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 9).

BACKGROUND

On September 3, 2010, Plaintiffs filed the Complaint. (ECF No. 1).

On September 23, 2010, Defendants Sheriff's Department of San Diego County, Lenice Lopez, Las Colinas Women Detention Facility, and County of San Diego filed an Answer and on September 28, 2010, Defendants filed an Amended Answer. (ECF No. 6).

November 3, 2010, Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Summary Judgment. (ECF No. 9).

On November 18, 2010, Defendants filed an Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment. (ECF No. 11). On December 3, 2010, Plaintiffs Submission of Evidence In Support of Motion for Summary Judgment was filed. (ECF No. 15). On December 8, 2010, Plaintiffs' Final Submission of Evidence in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment was filed. (ECF No. 17).

ALLEGATIONS OF THE COMPLAINT

Plaintiffs' unverified Complaint alleges that New York Police Department ("NYPD") Detective Terrance Hayes instructed San Diego Sheriff County Detectives Julio Sandoval, Carlos Vasquez, and Lenice Lopez to assist in an unlawful arrest and extradition of Plaintiff Julia Sorokin. (ECF No. 1 at 4-5). On December 2, 2008, Detectives Sandoval and Vasquez "assaulted" Sorokin, who was three months pregnant, "with the use of extreme violence and the use a Taser gun." Id. at 5. Sorokin was handcuffed and searched in the street outside her home. Defendants drove Sorokin around while they interrogated her and eventually took her to Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility ("Las Colinas"). Sorokin was not provided medical care or food and water at Las Colinas and was subject to sexual advances by a male Sheriff's Deputy. Sorokin appeared before a judge but was not told the charges against her.

NYPD Detective Hayes and Defendants Sandoval and Vasquez searched Sorokin's house without a search warrant. The private information obtained without a search warrant was used against Sorokin in a criminal prosecution in New York.

On December 16, 2008, NYPD Detective Hayes came to Las Colinas with Defendants Sandoval and Vasquez, NYPD Detective Hayes put a sweater on Sorokin during a hot day, and then they all took Sorokin to the San Diego airport for transport to New York.

Plaintiffs were evicted from their home, they lost all of their property, and they lost their businesses because Defendants Sandoval and Vasquez told Plaintiffs' property management company that Plaintiffs were conducting illegal activity from their apartment.

Plaintiffs assert claims of deprivation of rights under color of law, conspiracy, violations of the fourth, sixth, and ...


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