Paulding Deputies Respond to Motion for Summary Judgment

The Paulding County Sheriff’s deputies being sued by GCO member Luke Woodard for arresting him illegally for carrying a concealed weapon have responded to Woodard’s motion for summary judgment.  Their brief can be viewed here.

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8 Responses to “Paulding Deputies Respond to Motion for Summary Judgment”

  1. Alex Says:

    “Accordingly, because the undisputed facts demonstrate that at least arguable
    probable cause existed to arrest Plaintiff for disorderly conduct, his Motion for
    Summary Judgment should be denied.”

    Arguable probable cause? Carrying a gun isn’t probable cause. No one was threatened with the gun he carried. He was driving away with no one threatened. WHAT WAS THE ARGUABLE PROBABLE CAUSE?!?

  2. 660grizz Says:

    It might have something to do with the multiple 911 calls.

  3. Alex Says:

    Someone may call 911 for walking down the street in front of their house, but that doesn’t give probable cause for the police to stop them, search them, and arrest them.

  4. 660grizz Says:

    I doubt law enforcement would be dispatched for a “walking down the street in front of house” call. What if they were walking back and forth in front of the house, with no shirt, tattoos, constantly ‘adjusting’ a weapon stuck down in the back of their jeans? If your wife, girlfriend or daughter called you up and explained that situation, would you just tell em there is no law broken and to just ignore them?

    Maybe you need to read a little more about the 911 calls in this case. They were not calls that a man was walking down the street. When someone’s actions causes multiple calls, by multiple people, to 911, do you not think there may be suspicious activity going on?

    I am not saying that after the police arrived and discovered what was going on, they still should have arrested him but, I try to see both sides and not just, cops are all bad.

    I carry openly ALL the time and have never had a problem. Of course, I have never tried the ‘gangsta’ carry method.

  5. Alex Says:

    I AM saying that after the police arrived and discovered what was going on, they still should NOT have arrested him. My point, which you seem to have missed, is that it is as illegal to walk down the street, as it is to carry a gun openly. You don’t need a permit for either.

    “If your wife, girlfriend or daughter called you up and explained that situation, would you just tell em there is no law broken and to just ignore them?”
    They’re armed and have comon sense. We don’t call 911.

  6. 660grizz Says:

    He was not arrested for carrying a gun openly.

  7. 660grizz Says:

    If Mr. Woodard would have had common sense we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

  8. Alex Says:

    “If Mr. Woodard would have had common sense we wouldn’t be having this discussion.”

    I concur.