Some Danbury Police Department members conducted illegal searches and illegally recorded telephone conversations, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Friday. The Newstimes reports that Moore Bail Bonds owner Yvonne Perkins claims five department members conspired to put the company out of business and steer clients to the company’s competitors.
The lawsuit alleges Detective Rachel Halas illegally recorded conversations between Perkins and people arrested by the department. The suit claims former Detective Roger Brooks then instructed Halas to contact the company’s insurance provider, which canceled Moore Bail Bonds policy, putting them out of business for three months.
According to the published report, the lawsuit also claims that Lt. Joseph LeRose continually failed to enter information into the state’s database on persons bonded out by the company that fled, reducing the chances the perpetrators would be caught and the company would get its money back.