Eavesdropping victims to file lawsuit against suspended Worth County sheriff
Many people affected by the recording device planted inside the Worth County Jail are working to file a lawsuit against suspended Worth County sheriff.
Suspended Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby is still in custody because he was denied bond for 66 charges of eavesdropping after the GBI investigated a recording device found in the attorney-client confidential room.
Worth County NAACP President Benjamin Whidby says the organization is helping 46 people involved file a civil lawsuit against Hobby.
Lawyers came from out of town on Tuesday to try and finalize the details of the lawsuit.
Whidby says the inmates are entitled to some kind of compensation for this.
"It's very important that they file this lawsuit against the sheriff on what happened because their rights were violated, and they need to act on it,” Whidby said.
He adds some of the inmates, who are no longer in jail, were able to meet the lawyers themselves. The inmates currently in custody had people, who are close to them, get the details and paperwork to bring back to them.
The amount the lawyers and the NAACP are trying to get for each person is unknown at this time