By John Underwood / firstname.lastname@example.org
MOBILE, Alabama — Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack and a Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputy have been denied qualified immunity in a civil lawsuit filled by the mother of a Louisiana man who was shot following a single vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in 2017.
U.S. District Court Judge William Cassady, in an order filed April 19, dismissed a Monell liability claim against Mack stating that it was “inapplicable as a matter of law,” but denied the motion for summary judgement made by Mack and Deputy Matt Hunaday writing that “Without question, ‘the standard for excessive force is clearly established,’” against Hunaday, and that “plaintiff has made an adequate showing that this is the kind of recurring situation presenting an obvious, highly predictable potential for violation that can trigger liability for failure to train, even in the absence of a pattern of violations.”
In a press conference held following the May 12 incident, which occurred between the 59- and 60-mile markers east bound on 1-10 between the Wilcox exit and the Florida border, Mack stated that Hunaday, identified only at the time as a 13-year veteran of the department, had been place on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.
According to a BCSO release, Jonathan David Victor, 35, of Metairie, Louisiana, was shot after deputies were called because he was…