A recent lawsuit is shining a spotlight on the workings of certain law enforcement agencies. On Monday, July 15, 2014, Aaron Romero filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency claiming they reignited his crack cocaine addiction. The personal injury lawsuit says Romero was at one time a target of a federal narcotics investigation and was actually indicted by a federal grand jury in 2012 on drug charges. The indictment was dismissed, but the events which occurred afterward led to the personal injury lawsuit.
Romero claims he was drug-free because he was too poor to purchase drugs when he was approached by an informant already working for the DEA. The informant wanted him to broker drug deals, and in exchange he would get a portion of the purchased drugs for his own personal use. Romero claims it was necessary for him to use drugs in order to infiltrate the drug dealing in the undercover investigation known as “smack city”. For a period of six months during 2011 and 2012, Romero would purchase small amounts of crack cocaine two or three times a week and would smoke the crack along with the informant.
The lawsuit claims the DEA agents were aware of the promise to pay Romero in crack cocaine but never sought approval from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which is a violation of DEA regulations. The agents then allegedly began altering amounts of cocaine purchased in order to hide the amounts of cocaine paid to Romero. The lawsuit makes references to tape recordings made by the informant which could confirm that the agents were aware of the transactions being made and the arrangements agreed to.
The matter brings to light the alleged shocking behavior of the DEA agents and claims that outrageous government behavior as well as civil rights violations, negligence and violation of federal regulations caused Romero to suffer severe emotional and physical harm.
Have you or someone you love been subject to egregious behavior, had your civil rights violated or suffered severe emotional and physical harm due to the direct actions of another?
The Sam Harding Law Firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, has experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury cases which include but are not limited to civil rights violations and compensation for severe emotional and physical harm. It is unlikely that any agency or large group will change their behavior, so do not sit quietly and wait for them to do the right thing. Contact Sam Harding Law Firm and let us help you.