The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is investigating, and FBI officials have said they are assisting in the investigation.
According to the lawsuit filed by Clifford, Sullivan was "viciously assaulted, thrown against his car and later thrown down on the pavement" by Smithers Police Officer R.V. Neal. Two other Smithers officers also were present, the lawsuit alleges, and two Montgomery officers also are named in the lawsuit.
Leavitt, along with a Cedar Grove officer identified as R. Curry and a Kanawha County sheriff's deputy, held Patricia O'Scha on a hill across from Riverside High School on March 15, according to the lawsuit. The three allegedly told her that if she would have sex with any of the officers, she would not have to go to jail.
Leavitt then did a pat down of O'Scha, according to the filing, "including placing his hands on her breasts, her [rear end], and between her legs."
O'Scha said Leavitt found several prescription pills inside the vehicle, along with about $1,000. O'Scha, who says she was addicted to and abusing prescription medications, was charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver.
She was alone with Leavitt from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. at the Montgomery police station, according to the complaint. During the three-hour period, Leavitt kept implying that O'Scha should have sex with Leavitt or give him oral sex, according to the complaint.
Clifford said this might not be the end of lawsuits against Montgomery police, Hutchinson and Leavitt. "We shall see whether more are coming," he said.
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