6/13/2022 UPDATE: Reardon Files Amended Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint and with it files amended 74-page complaint REMOVING John Doe Deputies (1-10) and ADDING Mississippi Department of Mental Health to Suit!
Matt Reardon files $27.5 Million lawsuit against the State of Mississippi by and through Lafayette County, it’s Sheriff, and multiple named Officials.
The 70-page lawsuit also names Communicare, it’s executive director, and two of its employees. It seeks $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages in a bold move to help deter future conduct of the such
Reardon claims it was fraudulent, untrue statements given by the Lafayette County Sheriff, Joey East, acted on twice by Communicare employees whom acted in a reckless and negligent way that are fully attributable. He says all others named either assisted or had a duty to prevent the ruthless attack on his civil rights and the complete deprivation of said guaranteed rights in these shocking and unprecedented moves to cover up major discrepancies.
Investigative Guerilla Reporter Journalist Matt Reardon Hits Back with Precision in bringing forth facts and truths in this 42-minute video detailing out his second shocking discovery of records that he alleges were fraudulently changed in the Lafayette County Circuit Court. The video begins with a clerk from the Circuit Clerk’s Office informing Reardon that his assigned judge in a new matter filed in this North Mississippi Circuit Court would be Judge Kent Smith, and that the judges are assigned via an algorithm that randomly (and presumptively fairly) assigns a circuit court judge to a newly filed case out of the three Circuit Court Judges available. Reardon is shown simply trying to find out where the responsibility falls when the Judge in his newest court filing is mysteriously changed to the same Circuit Court Judge (Luther) Reardon claims presents a gigantic conflict of interest, even citing certain individual violations of the Judicial code of ethics, the high standard all judges are held to. After walking out of the Circuit Court Courthouse, Reardon mildly states his state of shock and concern at how quickly the situation deteriorated. Outside, Reardon is then confronted by Lafayette County Sheriff Joey East who tells Reardon to not go back into Circuit Court unless he has something in specific to file. At this point, Reardon takes the opportunity to get a few things off of his chest regarding the flagrant uncaring abuse of what he states is his constitutional rights and civil duty, even referencing to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s requests as being “tyrannical”. A few other pleasantries are exchanged before Reardon leaves in disarray at what had just transpired.
After an unsuccessful call to Judge Luther and Judge Smith’s Offices, Reardon receives a call from Circuit Court advising him that his newest court filing was improperly filed in circuit court and would need to be refiled in Justice Court which Reardon rushes to do in just the nick of time. The very next day, December 7th, 2021, Lafayette County Sheriff Joey East rose to the occasion once again in passing obnoxious lies and complaints centered around constitutionally protected activity as a journalist, reporter, and credentialed member of the press to an employee of Communicare by the name of Rachel Alcorn with a predisposed plan to exploit the State’s mental health laws by cutting corners, ignoring required procedure under state law, and seeking to separate a husband and father of four from his family. This they were successful in doing at the expense of both Reardon and his family when no crimes were ever committed and the entire procedure was botched through and through. On 12/30/2021 It was made known that Local Law Enforcement tying directly to the Lafayette County Sheriff Joey East had tendered the obnoxious, damning lies to Rachel Alcorn, an employee of Communicare, in a successful attempt to get Communicare to seek Judicial Commitment of Matt Reardon, in a grueling, sickening act that undoubtedly would align with the legal definition of human trafficking.
SHOWN ABOVE: Reardon is seen arriving home with his family when two Lafayette County Sheriff’s Deputies pull up advising Reardon that a “Writ to take Custody for Mental Commitment” had been taken out for him earlier that day, and he is then taken into custody.
East’s motive in the matter is very clear to see when taking into consideration key facts based upon numerous erroneous and concerning findings have more recently surfaced regarding the Lafayette County Sheriff’s alleged involvement in a matter dating back to 2017. Even more alarming is the fact that the latest record fraudulently altered in Circuit Court that was discovered by me just so happened to be a matter I was appealing from Lafayette County Justice Court where East’s Deputies and even he himself gave false sworn testimony in order to contrive a conviction based upon lies. Reardon immediately condemned the latest ruthless attack and labeled it for what it was: a fraudulent commitment coming about as a result of completely erroneous lies spewed by the sheriff, Joey East, and completely botched procedure by Communicare and its Employees.
After voicing his complete disgust with the matter to a Communicare employee, Reardon was informed that he needed to submit any complaint in writing to the director of the Facility including any demand for preservation of evidence. Early on in the afternoon on February 8th, 2022 at the conclusion of speaking with chancery court clerk Sherry Wall, Reardon filed and served an 8-page shocking letter with Chancery Judge Lawrence Little’s chambers and Communicare’s executive director Dr. Sandy Rogers.
The very next day, February 9th, 2022, another Communicare Employee (Susan Beard) proceeded to file another affidavit for commitment of Reardon claiming he had refused to attend a scheduled appointment, however, recorded phone calls with Communicare paint an entirely different picture and in combination with the Complaint filed just 1-day prior almost certainly show that this latest move by Communicare and its employees was ill-brought once again and done to retaliate against Reardon and once again try to dodge a situation that the county and Communicare brought on themselves.
On February 10th, 2022, upon returning home close to midnight from his wife being hospitalized due to pregnancy complications, Lafayette County Sheriffs Deputies light up the yard with blue lights and take Reardon once again into custody for the affidavit for commitment filed in front of his wife, Madelyn.
Reardon was held for 6-days without any rights afforded to him at the Lafayette County Detention Center and then shipped 2.5 hours across the state to the East Mississippi State Hospital in Meridian MS on February 16th, 2022. There he would stay, deprived of his liberty among other rights, for 30 days. All of this put Madelyn into preterm labor and she gave birth via emergency c-section on February 17, 2022 to a 2lb 11oz extremely premature baby boy without her husband by her side.
Reardon now takes the position that this latest move constitutes violations of the false claims act along with violations of the whistleblower act, while leaving him feeling like a victim of human trafficking by county officials and a Quasi-Governmental entity, Communicare through the exploitation of Mississippi’s outdated mental health laws in a conspiracy involving local Government officials and private citizens in this latest move that he fully believes chills the Constitutional Rights of other citizens, particularly journalists and reporters if left unchecked. Particularly when these individuals could be poised to pull this very bold move again on him, or anyone else whom holds any information disfavoring to them.
Matt Reardon claims these acts of aggression demonstrate acts of insurrection committed by the Lafayette County Sheriff through a massive abuse of power, and that everything that has occurred since 2017 calls for investigation and prosecution under the Patriot Act and the RICO Act. He alleges All of this amounts to a Completely Low-Blow, Conspired upon Attack organized and orchestrated by Lafayette County Officials to intimidate and remove not only a private citizen, but a credentialed Journalist/Reporter not once but twice within 2 months time; on December 7, 2021 and February 10th, 2022.
NOT ONLY WAS THIS A MASSIVE, INTENTIONAL ATTACK ON HIS CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, BUT THAT THIS WAS AN UNSCRUPULOUS ATTACK ON A CONCERNED CITIZEN DOUBLING AS AN INDEPENDENT REPORTER BY THE SAME GOVERNMENT ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHANGED COURT RECORDS. THERE IS ZERO DOUBT THAT THIS FORM OF RETALIATION STEMS FROM ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY, AS SUCH FULLY CHILLS THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ALL CITIZENS UNTIL SUCH TIME THESE MAJOR ISSUES GET PROPERLY ADDRESSED AND RECTIFIED.
Reardon claims that all known facts provide more than enough proof to allege that Lafayette County Officials conspired with at least one Private Citizen and likely multiple to successfully deprive a citizen and credentialed member of the press of his civil rights and that the actions that occurred CHILL the constitutional rights of other citizens until such time this atrocity is properly rectified. He says this most certainly calls for examination and overhaul of an easily manipulable system that the Mississippi Government has exploited, taken full advantage of, and has a high tendency of repeating again.
HE SAYS HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS UNDER THE FIRST AND FOURTH AMENDMENT MADE APPLICABLE TO THE STATES BY THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION WERE VIOLATED AT THE MALICE HANDS OF THE LAFAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF & OTHER LAFAYETTE COUNTY OFFICIALS