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Family sues Citrus County Sheriff for death of informant

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Attorney William Grant is representing the family of Jamie Seeger. Grant says they want answers on why Seeger did not have protection as a confidential informant for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. To the left of Grant is Wendy Moore, Seeger's mother Attorney William Grant is representing the family of Jamie Seeger. Grant says they want answers on why Seeger did not have protection as a confidential informant for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. To the left of Grant is Wendy Moore, Seeger's mother
INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) -

The family of a 27-year-old mother of two, killed in July of 2012, is demanding answers from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Jamie Seeger was shot several times in her car near West Cyrus Street and North Reynolds Avenue in Crystal River in July of 2012.

At first, sheriff's investigators would not confirm she was a confidential informant.

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy admitted later that Seeger had been an informant, but not at the time of her death.

The Seeger family attorney had a press conference Wednesday to announce three lawsuits had been filed against the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Seeger family attorney, William Grant, said the suits include the release of records on the case, information about the murder weapon, and a wrongful death suit.

Grant also told reporters Wednesday, "I have a sheriff that is getting sued at least twice more. If he doesn't turn over those records by Friday, I have something else for him."

Jamie's mother, Wendy Moore, says that she tried to convince her daughter that being an informant was not a good idea.  She said her daughter was strong willed.

Attorney William Grant told reporters they now know that the weapon used to kill Seeger belonged to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Grant said, "The Citrus Sheriff's Office is refusing to disclose the names of the deputies involved in the investigation of this murder."

Lance Block, a lawyer for the family in the wrongful death suit, says the sheriff's office broke the law by failing to protect Seeger.

"We do know that Jamie was begging the Citrus County Sheriff's department to provide her with protection.  Her life had been threatened, and her family knew about it," said Block.

Grant believes Sheriff Jeff Dawsy should step aside.

Grant said, "It is time right now for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office to relinquish its investigation and give it to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement."

 The sheriff's office did not comment on the case.

 

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