This is the civil suit Ted Bradford filed against police officer Joseph Scherschligt claiming that Scherschligt either knew or should have known of Bradford’s innocence. The case claims that the Yakima detective withheld evidence that would have helped prove Bradford’s innocence, among other allegations.
The case was originally dismissed by the U.S. District trial judge, saying the statute of limitations passed. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the judge’s dismissal, and remanded the case back to the trial judge, who again dismissed it, claiming the police officer was immune from such prosecution. Bradford’s attorney has again appealed to the Ninth Circuit and is awaiting oral arguments.
This is the letter sent by Bradford’s attorneys to the Yakima Police Department, the Yakima Prosecuting Attorney and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson alerting them to the findings of the DNA test.
This is a sworn affidavit from the private investigator hired by Bradford’s attorney to stake out the home of the suspect, and collect a DNA sample.
This document is Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s denial of Bradford’s claim for compensation which is set forth by state law.