NEW ALBANY, Indiana — A former Indiana State Police trooper acquitted in the slayings of his wife and two children has sued prosecutors, investigators and others for false imprisonment and other counts.
An attorney for David Camm filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Albany on Friday, the one-year anniversary of his acquittal in his third murder trial in the 2000 shooting deaths of his 35-year-old wife, Kim Camm, and their children, 7-year-old Brad and 5-year-old Jill. Two earlier convictions were overturned on appeal.
Camm, now 50, spent 13 years in prison while maintaining his innocence.
"This case has taken approximately 10 months to put together. There was a 13-year story that needed to be told," said Camm's attorney, Garry Adams.
Camm filed notice in April that he intended to sue over his previous convictions and planned to seek $30 million in damages. However, the 10-count complaint filed Friday seeks unspecified damages.
The complaint, which names more than 20 defendants including Indiana State Police investigators and current and former Floyd County prosecutors and members of their staffs, alleges they "framed" Camm for the slayings.
"Two unjust convictions and years of wrongful imprisonment were the direct result of a veritable perfect storm of misconduct by virtually every actor involved in this investigation and prosecution," the complaint said.
Camm maintained he was playing basketball at a church at the time of the slayings at the Camm home in Georgetown, about 15 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky. The slayings occurred shortly after Camm had left the state police.
The Indiana Attorney General's Office, which represents county prosecutors and state officials in civil lawsuits, has not yet seen or been served with the lawsuit but will "respond in court at the appropriate time to the plaintiff's lawyers' claims," spokesman Bryan Corbin said in an email Sunday.
Another man, Charles Boney is serving a 225-year prison sentence after he was convicted of the Camm family murders in 2005. DNA at the scene later tied Boney to the crimes. Boney had testified for prosecutors that Camm committed the slayings.
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