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David Camm files lawsuit against Floyd County alleging he was framed for murder

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David Camm signs his lawsuit (courtesy: Sam Lockhart) David Camm signs his lawsuit (courtesy: Sam Lockhart)

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- One year after David Camm's not guilty verdict, he's suing Floyd County, along with numerous investigators who worked on the criminal case against him.

The lawsuit states the defendants "framed him for the murder of his wife and two children." 

The 74-page complaint picks apart the investigation and trials against him, claiming Camm was targeted for crimes he didn't commit.

"The justice is two fold," Camm's sister Julie Blankenbaker said.

The former Indiana State Trooper was convicted twice of killing his family. Those verdicts were appealed, and then on October 24, 2013, a jury found him not guilty after the third trial.

"Dave's out, Dave's free, Dave's not in prison," Blankenbaker said. "So that's just ya know, such a blessing in and of itself so this lawsuit is just other piece of justice for Dave and for Kim and Brad and Jill," 

Friday, Camm's attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court against 25 individuals.

"This case has taken approximately 10 months to put together. There was a 13-year story that needed to be told," said Camm's attorney, Garry Adams. 

Floyd County, along with prosecutor Keith Henderson and former prosecutor Stan Faith are named in the complaint. Other defendants are investigators who worked on Camm's case.

"It is under a federal law, constitutional deprivation, and it's basically based on a malicious prosecution of David Camm," Adams explained.

The complaint states: "Defendants framed him for the murder of his wife and two children" and his "two unjust convictions and years of wrongful imprisonment were the direct result of a veritable perfect storm of misconduct by virtually every actor involved in this investigation and prosecution."

"One of the things that we're trying to do is bring the attention to all of the injustice that happened to David Camm and obviously the monetary compensation for the 13 years of imprisonment," Adams says.

In May, Camm's attorneys told us he's seeking $30 million.

For Camm's sister, she'd like to hear those involved in the case say they 'got it wrong.'

"Just to have any one of those individuals have the courage to step up and admit that some things really were done improperly. That, to me, that would be the biggest validation, the biggest vindication," Blankenbaker said.

Adams says he expects this lawsuit to last about two years.

EXCLUSIVE: David Camm speaks to local reporter for first time (December 2013)

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