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ROSE SPOKE TO THE GIRLS ATTORNEY TODAY.

HES LIVE TONIGHT IN MILWAUKEE.

>> ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT, NOT ONLY ARE THE OFFICERS LEGALLY

REQUIRED TO SEARCH THE VAN, THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE LITTLE

GIRL WAS IN THE CAR, BECAUSE THE LAWSUIT SAID ANOTHER ADULT IN

THE VAN TOLD THEM SHE WAS THERE.

THEIRS ARE THE FIRST NAMES IN THE LAWSUIT.

OFFICERS JAMES COLLINS AND FABIAN GARCIA ,THE OFFICERS WHO

ARRESTED A WOMAN IN NOVEMBER 2018 ON SUSPICION OF OWI, BUT

FAILED TO SEARCH THE WOMANS VAN.

SLEEPING IN THE BACKSEAT, WAS THE WOMANS FOUR-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER.

AND, ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT, THE OFFICERS IGNORED THE OTHER

ADULT WHO TOLD THEM THE GIRL WAS THERE.

>> THEY ABSOLUTELY KNEW IT BECAUSE HER AUNT SAID SO AND

THEY SIMPLY ALLOWED THAT VAN TO BE TOWED AND THEY HAD NO CARE AT

ALL.

>> A TOW TRUCK TOOK THE VAN TO A CITY LOT WHERE IT STAYED

OVERNIGHT WITH A WINDCHILL AS LOW AS NINE DEGREES.

THE NEXT MORNING, AN EMPLOYEE AT AN ADJACENT LOT HEARD THE GIRL

SCREAMING I WANT MY MOMMY. ,>> IF YOU ARREST A DRIVER ON

SUSPICION OF OWI, YOU SEARCH THE CAR.

THATS WHAT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE ELSE.

>> WILLIAM SULTON IS ONE OF THE LAWYERS SUING THOSE OFFICERS,

THEIR SUPERVISORS, AND THE CITY.

HE ESTIMATES AS MANY AS A DOZEN PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE VAN,

BUT NO ONE SEARCHED IT.

>> IF THEY WANT TO POINT THE FINGER AT OTHER CITY WORKERS

WHO, HOURS LATER, HAD TO HAVE CONTACT WITH THIS VEHICLE,

AGAIN, THATS JUST MORE TRYING TO DEFLECT THE BLAME AWAY FROM

THEMSELVES.

>> SHOULD THE OFFICERS AND THEIR SUPERVISORS IN THIS CASE BE

FIRED?

>> ALL OF THEM.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

ABSOLUTELY.

LEAVING A FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILD OVERNIGHT IN THE CAR BY HERSELF;

-- IN A TOTAL LOT BY HERSELF, IF THAT DOESNT GET YOU FIRED, THEN

I THINK WE HAVE VERY SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS. 15

ACCORDING TO SULTON, OFFICER COLLINS IS ALREADY OFF THE

FORCE.

DISCIPLINARY RECORDS INCLUDED IN THE LAWSUIT SHOW, IN ADDITION TO

NOT SEARCHING THE VAN, COLLINS ALSO FAILED TO ACTIVATE HIS BODY

CAMERA.

PATRICK: DERRICK, OFFICER COLLINS NAME MIGHT BE FAMILIAR

BECAUSE OF ANOTHER HIGH-PROFILE CASE.

>> YES.

JAMES COLLINS IS THE SAME OFFICER WHO BRAGGED ABOUT

GETTING OVERTIME AFTER STANDING THE ANKLE OF BUCKS GUARD

STERLING BROWN DURING THE TASER TAKE DOWN ARREST JUST 10 MONTHS

BEFORE THE INCIDENT WI

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