Suit tossed against sheriff's office, actor over AZ raid - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Suit tossed against sheriff's office, actor over AZ raid

Posted: Updated:
Jesus Llovera (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Jesus Llovera (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Steven Seagal, right Steven Seagal, right
  • More newsMore>>

  • Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:35:51 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More >>
    Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.More >>
  • 2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

    2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:13:41 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.More >>
    Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government...More >>
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:01:56 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
    Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A lawsuit has been dismissed against actor Steven Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office over an arrest that a Phoenix-area man claimed was staged for the sake of good television.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, was tossed after Jesus Llovera, 43, of Laveen, pleaded guilty to cockfighting and drug possession charges in Maricopa County Superior Court last week. [Click here to read the court document (PDF)]

Llovera had claimed Seagal and the deputies unlawfully raided his home in March 2011. Llovera maintained the birds on his property were for show and not for fighting.

Video from the production company I-TV showed armored tanks, bomb robots, dozens of SWAT members in full gear and several cameras from Seagal's film crew. Seagal was riding in the tank.

More than 100 roosters were seized.

The show is titled Steven Seagal: Lawman and follows Seagal's exploits as a deputized officer.

Llovera was on two year's unsupervised probation before his arrest.

Llovera filed a suit in March 2012. The suit sought unspecified monetary damages for defamation, false arrest and civil rights violations.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Sidebar: MCSO, Seagal suit

Updated:

READ: Seagal's production company told to release video of MCSO raid (1/16/13) READ: Suspect in cockfighting ring files claim against sheriff's office (9/12/12)

Powered by WorldNow