Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Did Carlos Moore Sue the Wrong Police Officer?

 JJ reported yesterday Grenada attorney Carlos Moore sued the Capitol Police and Capitol Police officer Mike Maldonado for allegedly shooting his client, Sherita Harris, in the head during a traffic stop on August 14, 2022.  Harris asked for $3 million in damages. However, did Moore and his client sue the wrong guy? 

The Mississippi Free Press reported on August 22, 2022:

Moore repeated the statement that Captain Maldonado pulled over Jordan and was involved in the shooting.  The story does not mention any other police officers. 

Moore repeated the allegation in a press release posted on his Facebook page Monday: 

Moore was true to his word.  He sued Maldonado and the Capitol Police for $3 million in U.S. District Court on December 15.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Kristi Johnson. 

Moore is holding a press conference today at 2 PM on the steps of the federal courthouse to discuss the lawsuit. 

The Capitol Police submitted charging documents to the Hinds County Court on August 16, 2022. The documents appeared in MEC, six days before the Free Press published its story.  Just read the portions of the affidavits posted below. 

The affidavit only names Jeffrey Walker of the Capitol Police.  The affidavit states Jordan shot at the police officer.  Shooting at a police officer might explain why a police officer might shoot into a car but Moore leaves that little bit out of his press release and complaint.  

The Hinds County grand jury indicted Jordan in March 2023 for fleeing and two counts of aggravated assault.  Check out the indictments. 

The indictments allege Jordan shot at officers Rhine Walt and Jeffrey Walker.  Maldonado is mentioned no where in the indictments nor the affidavits.  Notice anything else in the indictments?  

The traffic stop took place on Lamar Streets, from Adelle to Fortification streets.  Moore stated in the press release and complaint it took place at the intersection of North State Street and Amite Street.  Remember, this is what Harris's complaint claimed: 

Capitol Police sources said Maldonado was not present when the shootings took place.  He arrived at the scene afterwards in his capacity as an Internal Affairs Officer.  

So did Carlos Moore and his client sue the wrong guy? Did the Free Press identify the wrong officer?  If so, will the defendants seek sanctions? Inquiring minds want to know. 

Note: Posted below are the Harris complaint, indictment, and officer affidavits.  

Such sloppiness would not be surprising. 

* The Mississippi Workers Comp Commission sanctioned him for $500 in 2017 for throwing a tantrum at a hearing. Earlier post. 

 * The Mississippi Court of Appeals ordered Carlos Moore to pay sanctions of $27,467 after he failed to appear in court for a trial because he had a "speaking engagement" in Texas. Earlier post. 
* Mississippi Bar reprimanded him in 2020 for ignoring an assignment of a Client's funds and providing the funds to the client. Earlier post. 
Federal judge in North Mississippi sanctioned Moore for $3,000 in 2017 for fabricating statements, memos, and not responding to discovery.
*  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves sanctioned Moore $500 in the Belhaven case after he found Moore's client destroyed evidence in 2017.  Earlier post. 
*  The Tennessee Bar censured the Grenada attorney in 2019 after he placed a lien on a client because she rejected a settlement offer he recommended.  Earlier post.

* The estate of Kendrick Murry sued him (pro se) in September 2020 in Forrest County Circuit Court for alleged legal malpractice of a case.  Earlier post.  However, the lawsuit has not been prosecuted since the initial filing of the complaint.  Mr. Moore has not been served with the lawsuit.

Then there is the recent case in Oxford.  The Clown got caught fabricating statements in a wrongful death lawsuit.

* Last but not least is the subject of the current post. The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended Grenada Municipal Court Judge Pro-Tem  Carlos Moore for 60 days without pay after he he used his position as a judge to pressure two police officers for a private client.  Earlier post.


Anonymous said...

The clown is going to do clown things 🤡

Anonymous said...

The MS Bar is so weak. Any other state would have suspended or disbarred him by now.

Anonymous said...

The Attorney to the Stars is making a mistake? Say it ain't so.

Anonymous said...

Hope he doesn't screw up with the appeals of sentencing for that 10 year old in Senatobia and end up getting him life w/o the possibility of Parole for urinating in public.

Anonymous said...

Clowns gonna clown. He's a joke, and not in a funny way.

Anonymous said...

Do the names or places really matter? It was a white guy shooting at a black guy what else do you need to know? Right Carlos?

Anonymous said...

A Vanguard for Justice-

Anonymous said...

Lawyer types, could the officer counter sue and for what?

Anonymous said...

I Walked down to the Courthouse at 2:00. No one was there.

Anonymous said...

One more example of a chicken shit bar association.

Anonymous said...

Eventually, the race card will equal the Joker in a deck of 52 cards…almost there….then what?

Anonymous said...

Carlos the clown is dumber than a rock........but then again you can actually get some use from rocks!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see where Terrence Howard hired the clown for his big lawsuit. Someone needs to tell Terrence what he's gotten himself into

Anonymous said...

6:00. I believe WLBT announced that to the world for quite some time for some strange reason. 🤡

Anonymous said...

The clown held another presser and apologized to Capt. Michael Maldonado, but then went on to blame it on the fact that two people in the investigation are named "Michael."

Can't make this stuff up.

Anonymous said...

Too many people getting shot in Jackson Mississippi it easy to get the names mixed up!

Anonymous said...

Since he used a presser in order to actually apologize for something, he might make a good mayor.

Anonymous said...

Mike Maldonado is a good man. Glad they got that corrected that it was not him.

Anonymous said...

The clown didn't publicly apologize because it was the right thing to do. He did it to avoid getting sued himself.

Anonymous said...

Carlos the clown is a so called arrogant lawyer that need to be disbarred from practicing law anywhere. I wouldn't let him represent my dog BELLA.

Anonymous said...

@12:03 you can bet your sweet ass he's still going to get sued for it

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