State Police Trooper J.R. Tupper; two other State Police troopers listed by their last names, Douglas and Robinson; and another Gilbert officer, listed by the last name of Thomas, are also named as defendants.
"After the beating, the officers simply left. Neither Mr. West nor Mr. Lester were arrested or ever charged with a crime. Before leaving, one officer informed Mr. West that he should not mention the incident to anyone or his life would become 'a living hell,'" according to the lawsuit.
West and Lester were treated at the hospital, according to the lawsuit.
According to the indictment against Thornsbury, Glanden obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Woodruff on assault and battery charges at the judge's behest.
Woodruff was involved in an altercation at a convenience store last year, in which one man tried to hit him and another man pulled a gun, according to the indictment. Those two men were arrested and charged with assault.
However, about a month later, the charges against those two men were dismissed and, instead, Woodruff was charged.
The charges against Woodruff were later dismissed after he refused to plead guilty and take a deal offering him six months in jail -- which federal prosecutors described as an extreme punishment, even if Woodruff were guilty.
Moore was named in the Thornsbury indictment because the judge allegedly got him to file a criminal complaint against Woodruff, accusing him of stealing scrap metal from his employer.
Thornsbury and the trooper allegedly knew that the man's employer allowed him to take the scraps.
Then-magistrate Eugene Crum issued a warrant and Woodruff was arrested and charged with grand larceny in December 2008. Crum dismissed the charge after county prosecutor Michael Sparks disqualified himself from the case -- which, according to the indictment, could have led to discovery of Thornsbury's scheme.
Also, Moore is alleged to have provided false grand jury testimony about Woodruff in 2009.
Charleston lawyer Mike Callaghan, who represents Robert Woodruff and his wife, Kim, has said he will sue the state Supreme Court (which oversees Thornsbury), the State Police and the city of Gilbert over the allegations in the indictment.
Staff writer Travis Crum contributed to this report.
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