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If the court has failed to rule on the motion to compel, you need to file a motion for a rule to show cause for contempt of court Monday morning and the court would be forced to rule on those pending motions before they could hold any preliminary hearing or they would have to rule on those motions at the same time as the preliminary hearing, that is at the discretion of the judge. When you file your rule to show cause for contempt Monday, you need to inform the court that there is also a pending motion to compel and to date that none of the information has been presented to you as required by Brady v. US and also that the witnesses are refusing to comply with valid court subpoenas and ask the court to issue a contempt order against the parties for their non-compliance. This is the proper legal procedure for the situation you are in with your criminal case.
To address the situation with your wife. If your arrest occurred at your home and the officers knew your wife was incapable of being left alone, they had a duty to either allow you to call someone to be with her or to contact social services, the Adult Protection Unit, as well as an ambulance if your wife needed a doctor at the time, to make sure your wife was taken care of while you were being arrested. If the officers failed to take action and your wife suffered harm as a result, which you are describing, then you have grounds to seek to sue the police officers and the department for gross negligence in leaving a disabled person who could not care for herself without any arrangements for care and you would use a general civil litigation attorney for this type of suit. This is completely separate from any of your claims of false arrest
or claims against the police for your arrest itself.
Before you can consider suing over your arrest, you have to be cleared of all charges in criminal court and then you need a civil rights attorney locally to review the police report, video and other evidence to determine whether or not the police lacked probable cause in arresting you and/or if they were grossly negligent in their investigation
leading to your arrest such that you can overcome the qualified immunity they have in making arrests based on probable cause under Louisiana law.
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