MONTGOMERY, ALA. – Beasley Allen law firm will represent the City of Montgomery and its Police Department in an effort to recover money spent for new video surveillance equipment that failed to function properly. The equipment, which included surveillance cameras mounted in police patrol cars and related support software, was purchased from North Carolina-based Integrian.
The law firm has requested mediation prior to filing a lawsuit. The City spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the equipment which turned out to be defective. The Montgomery Police Department contacted Integrian multiple times in an effort to resolve the matter, but after repeated reassurances that the equipment was repaired, it remained inoperable. As a result, critical police procedures were not recorded and visual evidence was irretrievably lost. Integrian has refused requests to reimburse the City of Montgomery Police Department for the equipment.
“Our firm has always been a strong supporter of law enforcement and we are pleased to have the opportunity to help the Montgomery Police Department with their problems,” said Jere L. Beasley, who, along with Jay Aughtman, will represent the City in this case. “Companies that supply law enforcement with needed equipment have a very high duty to do the right thing. This company has breached its duty and can’t be allowed to supply equipment that doesn’t work.”
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Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., based in Montgomery, Ala., is one of the country’s leading firms in civil litigation on behalf of claimants.