The Richmond Times Dispatch.com discussed the case a couple of months ago.
In a 20-page ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson dismissed all or parts of nine of the 12 counts in Daly’s suit: conspiracy to commit malicious prosecution, the counts against the state, and some of the assault counts against the agents.
At this point, Hudson would not grant the Virginia attorney general’s motion to dismiss charges of false arrest, common law malicious prosecution, and assault charges involving three of the seven agents named as defendants.
Hudson directed Daly’s lawyers to file an amended complaint merging the malicious prosecution and false arrest counts into a claim that her constitutional rights were violated.The young lady at the heart of this is entirely blameless. The State neither disciplined nor fired the agent who pulled a gun on her or any of the evil crew of 7 agents who had literally nothing better to do than sit outside a supermarket so they could trail citizens to their vehicles and then threaten them with instant death. We can do so much better than this.