CALL NOW 806-374-4024


Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Parents of Alexis Wartena who drowned last year file lawsuit against APD officers

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports
The parents of an autistic girl who drowned in a city playa lake one year ago have filed a federal lawsuit against three Amarillo policemen today.

The civil rights suit says they were mentally tortured by questioning by police, accusations of murder and the placement of their other children in the custody of Child Protective Services.

The California family was on their way home from a vacation when they stopped to stay at the La Kiva Hotel on I-40. The child, Alexis Wartena, wandered from their room to the playa lake.

The officers in the lawsuit are Sergeants Chris Sheffield and Thomas Callahan and Lieutenant Scott Chappell.

Further reading: Siblings of drowned child removed from family, parents consider legal action/Body found at lake confirmed as missing child/BREAKING: APD dive team is currently recovering a body from the T-Anchor lake


Story provided by Amarillo News Channel 10. My High Plains Amarillo also reports on this story.

If you have any questions or need legal advice, feel free to contact me directly at your convenience.

Trial Attorney
Jesse Quackenbush
(505) 301-9888 (C)
Toll Free: (855) 350-4024
Live Chat, 24/7: