Secretary-General Jordan Palmer, representing the Kentucky Equality Federation, an NGO, and the Federation Alliance prepared the following court documents in the Manchester, Kentucky illegal eviction of a married gay couple, which included abuse of power, public corruption, and illegal actions of a law enforcement officer (previous press release). Everything was filed, pro se
- ORDER to Esther Thompson to cease and desist
- COUNTERCLAIM and CLAIM of ILLEGAL EVICTION
- Proof of the County Attorney being Esther Thompson’s legal representation
Secretary-General Jordan Palmer also requested additional money for legal assistance from the Kentucky Equality Federation’s Managing Director, Josh Koch and Marriage Equality Kentucky Managing Director Alex Roberts.
Secretary-General Palmer will also request legal assistance from ILGA at the United Nations early next week.
“The Kentucky Equality Federation is drafting a case on behalf of the victims, Joshua Melton and James Raymond Feltner, and on behalf of the entire LGBTI community against the city of Manchester for the illegal actions of City Council Member Esther Thomas and Manchester Police Officer Jeff Couch,” stated Secretary-General Jordan Palmer. “The arrest and indictment of the Judge/Executive of Clay County (for which Manchester is located) for abuse of public trust, bribery of a public servant and criminal possession of a forged instrument should send an alarm to the citizens of how corrupt their city and county are.”
Palmer continued: “I can also confirm that the U.S. Department of Justice has received our request to intervene and I have communicated with the deputy chief of the criminal division.
Ms. Thompson drew the city into the lawsuit even without the aid of the police officer with her statement ‘she owns the police,’ and instructing officer Jeff Couch once he arrived on scene. Mr. Couch ignored his training and participated in, as well as ordering, an illegal action.”