A 64-year-old grandmother of accused murderer Aramis Jackson sued the city of Baton Rouge on Wednesday, alleging a police officer stomped on her face during a search of her home a year earlier.
Linda F. Thomas alleged in a suit filed through attorney J. Christopher Alexander Sr. that an Officer John Doe twisted the sole of his boot to injure her right eye, nose, forehead, ear and neck.
Thomas added that none of the items specified in a search warrant for her home in the 600 block of Myrtle Street were discovered by investigating officers. She also said she did not resist officers or disobey their order to lie face down on her floor.
“At this time, we are not commenting,” police Sgt. Donald Stone said Wednesday.
Sgt. Don Kelly said after last year’s search of Thomas’ home that officers discovered a loaded weapon and pushed the woman down after she tried to rise from the floor.
Thomas had a swollen right eye and bruised neck when she talked to a reporter after last year’s 8:15 a.m. raid.
“Just because I’m his (Aramis Jackson’s) grandmother … doesn’t give them the right to treat me like they did,” Thomas said then.
Thomas added she had not seen her grandson since he broke into her house and stole an AK-47 assault rifle three years earlier.
“Aramis is not allowed to come inside this house,” Thomas said. “I can’t stand him.”
Jackson, 21, is accused of last year’s fatal shooting of Alexandra Engler, 42, and wounding of Engler’s 9-year-old daughter during a break-in at their Beauregard Town home.
Jackson faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
A younger brother, 19-year-old Carrington Jackson, was indicted earlier this month for second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in an unrelated case.
Carrington Jackson is accused of fatally shooting Danielle Camel, 24, and wounding one of her companions in May. The shots were fired as a group of people walked toward a grocery store near the 100 block of West Polk Street after midnight.