A federal court lawsuit against the City of Williamsburg and Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird and others has been dismissed with prejudice, which means it can’t brought again, and the defendant, Tristan Hall, has been ordered to pay the city $3,040.50 in attorney fees.
Hall previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent insurance claim and intimidating a participant in the legal process all dismissed.
In late December 2016, Hall filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against several individuals or entities involved in his arrest or prosecution in those cases, including: the City of Williamsburg, Police Chief Wayne Bird, Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble, Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons, Special Prosecutor Jackie Steele, USAA Casualty Insurance Company, USAA General Indemnity Company, Veracity Research Company, James Potter Wilder Jr., and former Kentucky State Police Detective Richie Baxter, who investigated the criminal solicitation to commit murder case.
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