I'm still the pro se plaintiff in Federal court & my case is to be heard on May 20th. I am going up against 5 police offericers that lied in their statements & reports. The police lawyer is a high profile Seattle attorney & he asked the court to dismisss my case. The judge said no, that there was enough evidence to show that there was misconduct on the part of the police & that I was hadicapped & elderly, so there was no reason to handcuff me on the ground & put an assualt rifle at my head. No lawyer wants to touch this case & I contacted about 100. Too many mistakes by the former lawyer I paid in full thru trial, then she dropped me after filing my suit in a Superior court. & the police lawyer moved it to Federal court. This is a mess, but I won't give up. The dispatcher made an error when she reported that I had a gun & was going to kill people. I never owned a gun & police never found a gun. I had been out searching for my daughter that had run away & the guy that picked her up at 4am called police to say I was coming over to his house. There is no mention of a gun in the 911 call, but dispatcher reported this to police anyway.
I have to meet with a mediator before May 15th, 2013 and pay half of the cost. Do I have to have the police lawyer there? Can I met with meditor alone, or in another room? I don't like him as he has helped police lie & told me he will sue me for the cost of this trial when they win. Can he? I was told it couold cost up to $300,000. He is bringing in a "expert" witness [$200 per hour plus expenses] who only read the false reports from the police. Plus his $300-$500 per hour & expenses. If I lose, I will lose my perfect credit, my home.....but I have to do what is right. I now have PTSD & very afraid of police, haven't seen my only child in 3 1/2 years. I can't drop this case as I have to live with this. I use to think I had a 1-2% chance of winning, but I now think maybe 50-50% because the judge said this should mbe heard by a jury. If I lose, will I have to pay their lawyer? Can I declare
bankruptcy to remove this legal debt?? I have never done this before, Is there any lawyer out there that can take this case here in Seattle? I have paid out thousands already, but can still afford to hire someone to help me