Thursday, November 8, 2007
In 2003 Mr. Worthy was falsely accused of participating in an armed robbery by Smith, Dudley, Lespire and Furlow. Mr. Worthy who was forced to take a plea, later had his conviction overturned by the Superior Court, and spent time in state prison because of the officers illegal actions.
The federal court has entered defaults against Furlow, Dudley and Smith who all failed to answer Worthy's federal complaint. Tyrone Dudley who already plead guilty to the charges is currently on the state's witness protection plan and is waiting to testify against his former partners, Smith and Furlow, at the upcoming criminal trial in Superior Court, Newark.
Amazingly, police officer Lespire continues to be employed by the Newark Police Department without explanation from that department.
Mr. Worthy is represented by civil rights and criminal defense attorney Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr.
Law Office of Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr.
P.O. Box 261
277 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, N.J. 07207