Atherton Lawyers Caution Me Against Exercise of My Freedom of Speech
Original post made by Jon Buckheit, Atherton: West Atherton, on Sep 24, 2010
"We both know that Mr. Buckheit and his acquaintances have been very vocally criticizing the Town, Police Department, and officers of the department in the public forum, whether at Town council meetings or on the internet...We caution you and your client against making any public statements or causing any public statements to be made regarding these officers based on the above disclosures and this case in general, which would unfairly and unjustly tarnish their reputations."
My response: I have the right to freedom of speech. Police officers are public figures in California. The information I have spoken of is factual (and true), or opinion (and privileged). I'm not scared of your threats.
The names of the police officers who are being sued by me in my litigation are:
Tony Dennis - testified in factual innocence proceedings that sections of the police report attributable to him were modified by someone else against his intentions.
Anthony Kockler - a police sergeant who approved the police report to be filed.
The judge said several times that he found the actions of the Atherton police department to be very troubling when rendering his decision of factual innocence.