Upland, California (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
Family members of a victim of Washington Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, achieved their first court victory this past Monday, in their lawsuit against the United States Navy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and two defense contractors after receiving information provided by California-based human rights organization, Freedom From Covert Harassment and Surveillance (FFCHS).
The judge denied a motion to dismiss filed by the defendants who claimed Alexis' actions were a random act of violence. The judge's decision was based in part upon a declaration provided by FFCHS Executive Vice President Timothy R. White, which established through email correspondence that Aaron Alexis knew in advance who his attackers were.
"I have what I believe to be the locations for where they've been developing these weapons for decades. The ELF weapons are part of the weapons systems of most of the modern vessels fielded by the Navy," wrote Alexis in an email exchange with the group's president, Derrick Robinson, September 1, 2013, two weeks prior to the September 16 naval yard shootings.
The judge also granted Florida attorney Sid Matthew limited discovery and access to the defendant's post shooting files and records for additional fact finding.
(Patricia Delorenzo v USA, Dept of the Navy, Dept of Veterans Affairs, The Experts LLC and Hewlett Packard Enterprises Services LLC (8:14-cv-1070-RAL-EAJ)