Federal lawsuit over Lockwood Valley arrests alleges civil rights violations

  • [Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo]

    [Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo]

By Gary Meyer, TME

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against employees from three Ventura County departments and four local residents. The suit alleges the county conducted unlawful…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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On April 9, 2021, Ventura County raided the Beale family farm in Lockwood Valley for alleged animal abuse violations.

The federal civil rights complaint filed on March 31, 2023, by Marcus Beale

Four of the Beales’ five horses, 20 minutes after their return home

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This is part of the April 14, 2023 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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