Updated 05/23/2012 04:39 PM
Wayne Oxley files notice of claim
Wayne Oxley could soon be back in court again, but this time as the plaintiff. The St. Lawrence County man has filed a notice of claim against the City of Ogdensburg and members of its police department. Oxley was charged in 2005 with the brutal beating of an Ogdensburg man. It took seven years and three trials to clear his name this past February. Cara Thomas has more.
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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. -- The notice of claim does just that. It puts the parties involved on notice of a potential lawsuit.
Oxley can't get those seven years back and while a good chunk of that time was spent taking part in the legal system, Oxley appears headed down that road again.
Oxley is seeking more than $23 million in damages.
Named in the paperwork are the City of Ogdensburg, former police chief Andrew Wells, Detective Sergeant Harry McCarthya and Lieutenant Andrew Kennedy.
Oxley's claim states that he was not treated fairly during his trial process, including wrongful imprisonment, police brutality, emotional distress and violations of his rights.
The notice of claim states, "As a direct result of his unjust conviction and imprisonment, many of the effects of these disabilities and impairments continue to plague [the] claimant to this day and will continue to plague him for the rest of his life."
Now, Oxley is representing himself in this case and has already filed a separate notice of claim against the State of New York. In that claim, Oxley is seeking $13 million.
Oxley was not available for an on camera interview.
Calls to the police department and city attorney were not returned.