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Lawrence M. Bradford's Lawsuit Summary

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A forty-six-year-old man named Lawrence M. Bradford had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Syracuse, New York. Bradford claimed that police officers Chad D. Frederick and Shane M. Ryan entered his residence without a warrant, although his roommate Shara Bixby, let the officers into the house. Mr. Bradford said that the officers forced Shara Bixby into letting them into the residence after she had told police that he was not home. The two officers were there to arrest Mr. Bradford for his part in the assault of another man. Bradford pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Court in August 2013 to second-degree assault. Mr. Bradford and another man was accused of stealing money and property from Jeffrey Jewett in Watertown, New York, while striking him on the head and body, causing a cut above the victim’s …show more content…

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  • Explains that lawrence m. bradford, 46, filed a lawsuit in the u.s. district court in syracuse, new york, alleging that police officers chad frederick and shane ryan entered his residence without warrant, although his roommate shara bixby, let them into the residence.
  • Explains that the two officers did not face any consequences from the lawsuit that bradford filed against them because he didn't advise the court of his change of address or provided any reason why the case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute.
  • Explains that the police officers didn't need a warrant to come into bradford's home in this situation because they were not doing search. they had probable cause to arrest bradford for second-degree assault, which is why the court dismissed the lawsuit.

Mr. Bradford was sentenced to two and a half years in state prison for assault and filed a lawsuit from Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, implying that he would not have received a state prison sentence if not for the warrantless search of his residence. He was released from prison under parole supervision in February 2014. Bradford has not contacted the court about his lawsuit since November 2014. In July, Magistrate Judge Therese Wiley Dancks recommended that the action be dismissed because Mr. Bradford, who acted as his own attorney, had not advised the court of his change of address or provided any reason why the case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Judge David N. Hurd dismissed the case. Bradford claimed that he was forced into pleading guilty in County Court when a judge advised him of the potential years of incarceration he would face in the event he was convicted of assault following trial. He also claimed that the County Court sentenced him without the benefit of a presentence report. The appellate court rejected his

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