◼ Laird was arrested in April on charges of assault and falsifying a police report. Since then, his attorney has claimed that the charges stemmed from the sergeant’s political support for Eureka City Councilmember Larry Glass and former EPD Chief Garr Nielsen. - Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost
◼ DA's Office drops case against Eureka police sergeant - Times-Standard
Based on evidence discovered after the filing of these charges, including several expert opinions obtained by both the prosecution and the defense, the People have determined that this case cannot be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. As such, on January 3, 2014, the case was dismissed.
The case was handled by Deputy District Attorney Roger C. Rees.
◼ Patrik Griego responds to Laird case dismissal - John Chiv/Words Worth
"It is hard to imagine what it must be like to risk your life apprehending a known gang member only to be charged with using excessive force when the suspect stated that he did not even feel the contact at issue. It is simply bizarre that Sgt. Laird was ever charged with a crime".
Earler: From John Chiv, who was covering the case:
◼ City Attorney and D.A's office offer no comment on Laird Case and political overtones?
◼ Patrik Griego responds to Judge Miles ruling
◼ Judge Miles rules on remaining 3 motions in Adam Laird case
◼ Updated: Patrik Griego serves City Police Chief and Attorney