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A D.C. jail inmate charged with assaulting a corrections officer obtained the home addresses of two officers slated to testify against him and threatened one officer and his family, according to a lawsuit filed last month in D.C. Superior Court. Former jail lieutenant Emmette McCormick Jr., a 22-year veteran with the D.C. Department of Corrections, claims he was unlawfully fired last year in retaliation for his whistle-blowing about the leak of the addresses by the department’s internal affairs office. He is seeking $66 million in damages. In March 2005, McCormick investigated the leaks about the two officers slated to testify against inmate Joseph Davis over an assault on a third officer. The internal affairs office did not redact the two officers’ addresses before disclosing their statements to Davis’ defense attorney, Adgie O’Bryant Jr., according to the complaint. Bryant then forwarded the unredacted statements to Davis in jail, says McCormick’s attorney Robert Seldon. While in jail, Davis told another officer he had the home address of one of the two officers, claiming the officer better not testify because “he knew where [the officer] lived and that harm could come to his family,” Seldon says. McCormick was fired last year after he used chemical spray to subdue three violent inmates during a January 2005 disturbance at the jail. He was cleared of wrongdoing by a superior, but the internal affairs office determined that he used excessive force, leading to his firing without a pre-termination hearing, the suit states. In addition to the $66 million, McCormick is asking for his job back. Corrections Department spokeswoman Beverly Young wouldn’t comment on pending litigation, and the department has not yet filed a response to the suit. O’Bryant declined to comment, saying she has not seen the suit.
Brendan Smith can be contacted at [email protected].

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