Conteras entered the courthouse in the morning of December 3, 2013 to testify before a grand jury to hear her allegations of excessive force. She left the courthouse with her lawyer, Ross C. Goodman, at about 1pm after being informed that she was not needed.
Goodman said he does not know when the grand jury will need her again. She and Goodman did not comment any further.
This is just one of the many cases that attracted the interest of the FBI and the grand jury.
Last August 2011, Monica Conteras was allegedly groped by a marshal while visiting the Family Court. She filed a federal lawsuit earlier this year alleging that Family Court officials violated her rights. The incident was captured on videotape, wherein she complains that Marshal Ron Fox has assaulted her in a witness room under the guise of searching for drugs. Conteras was trying to attract the attention of Hearing Master Patricia Doninger, who was nearby, but she apparently ignored her please. This caused Fox to arrest her on misdemeanor charges for providing false information and disturbing the peace. She pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge, although it was dismissed later on.
After an internal investigation, Fox was fired and Doninger was let go because of the publicity from the incident.
In another case, Crystal Williams testified in July that a marshal, Steve Rushfield, choked her in May 2010 while restrained in a holding cell. Rushfield was the Family Court supervisor for the marshals at the time. He has been accused of attempting to hide the two incidents.
These two cases are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence as part of their investigation on the misconduct allegedly committed by Family Court marshals. Several agents collected several files from the Regional Justice Center office of Ed May, human resources manager for the District Court. These records continue to be collected by the agents over several years.
Attorney Ross Goodman practises law in Las Vegas at Goodman Law Group, P.C.520 South 4th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101. where he practises Criminal Defense - DUI, Domestic Violence and Drug Charges.
Website : http://goodmanlawgroup.com/