Episode 5

Published on:

4th Sep 2023

Season 3 Night Raids: Ep. 5 To Tell the Truth (conclusion)

A rally for justice outside the courthouse as the grand jury is about to convene occurs on the 800th anniversary of a major historical event. The grand jury announces its findings and in this, the final episode of Night Raids, a widow's fight for justice reaches its conclusion.

Links to More Information

Radley Balko in the Washington Post introduces David Hooks to a wider audience. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/06/meet-59-year-old-david-hooks-the-latest-drug-raid-fatality/

A report from the local CBS affiliate includes the official statement of attorney Mitch Shook on behalf of the Hooks family from October 1, 2014. https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/dublin/david-hooks-family-investigating-his-death/299011987

A piece by Ed Krayewski in Reason Magazine entitled "Deadly Police Raid Over Meth That Wasn't There Based on Tip From Car Thief" https://reason.com/2014/10/03/deadly-drug-raid-over-meth-that-wasnt-th/

The June 2015 news release from Sheriff Bill Harrell. https://www.41nbc.com/update-sheriff-bill-harrell-comments-on-david-hooks-case/

News of the widow's lawsuit. https://www.41nbc.com/fatal-laurens-county-shooting-victims-wife-files-federal-lawsuit/

WMAZ news video of the history of the case including excerpts from interview with Teresa Hooks. https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/case-of-laurens-county-man-killed-by-deputies-in-his-home-in-2014-now-scheduled-for-trial-in-february/93-91bfaf73-4aed-44f7-bc42-b41edc97712a

Ruling of the Appeals Court in Hooks lawsuit https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca11/18-10628/18-10628-2020-06-19.html

Judge orders mediation https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/federal-judge-pushes-for-settlement-in-lawsuit-david-hooks/93-748bcd3a-6de1-473e-88f2-27870fa527b4

Case settlement https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/david-hooks-widow-settle-wrongful-death-suit/93-2b05de9f-d84e-45ab-ae8e-6ec7a6d28b4b

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