• Nov : 8 : 2019 - IATD Launches Texas Bar Association Complaint Against Houston Attorney, Cheryl Shooks Brown for Alleged Misconduct
  • Oct : 24 : 2019 - IATD Advocating for People to Counter Crys for Amber Guyger Not to Be Imprisoned
  • Oct : 22 : 2019 - IATD Asks Attorney General To Look at Doordash’s Unjust Enrichment, Pre-Tipping Exposure and Deceptive Trade Practices Claims
  • Oct : 20 : 2019 - Loophole Results in Billionaire governor’s family farms receiving $125.000 subsidy
  • Oct : 19 : 2019 - CONREX Property Management Violates Women’s Domestic Violence Act

Oblivious attorney unaware weapons were trained on her unarmed client by seven responding officers in fail to signal case. Brown could not identify her client who was in court sitting two feet away all morning due to serial resets.

IATD, in reviewing information surrounding the handling of a case involving a senior citizen,  disabled African American female veteran find that her court appointed attorney, Cheryl Shooks Brown, Houston, Bar Number: 00795648 is part of the problem, and not the solution. 

Unarmed motorist 0216, (Unnamed due to medical disclosures here), was in Houston for back to back speaking engagements. One, a women’s empowerment seminar and later, in conjunction with a Black History month appearance.

When signaled to stop, ostensibly for failing to signal, she engaged her blinkers, slowed to approximately 15 MPH, and sought a well lit, or populated area to stop, cognizant of police impostors and an alarming rate of unarmed black deaths at the hands of overzealous and sometimes racist law enforcement officers.  For taking that precaution, she was unceremoniously arrested after officers from seven police cars drew guns on her. She was yanked from her running vehicle while still belted. They charged her with felony fleeing and eluding on foot according to the charging sheet which is inconsistent with what Motorist 0216 states happened. Therefore, IATD challenges the Houston County Police Department to present any footage of a foot chase or resisting arrest which many times accompanies the other. The defendant and former military cop agreed to, and passed a field sobriety test

What is very telling is the fact that her court appointed attorney, Cheryl Shooks Brown,  to this day doesn’t know that her unarmed client had guns drawn and held on her.  Motorist 0216 has not even been allowed to tell her side of the matter to her own attorney. Furthermore, she has never been asked by her attorney if she herself has footage of the incident.  Instead, Brown has dismissed her when face to face and refuses to discuss anything beyond the robo resets. Otherwise, she has repeatedly staved off a conversation with her client about the details of the case, stating that she wanted to view the ‘dash cam footage’ first.  That was back in April of 2019. As of the most recent court date, Oct 11th, Brown still had not viewed the tape. She claimed that she had to down load it to her phone and the file was too large, giving a conflicting story than that of the Judge and prosecutor in this matter.

Absent due diligence, Brown, among other misconduct and infractions failed to file a single motion in this matter including  a motion demanding that the District Attorney’s office present the body dash cam evidence in a timely manner, whereas they could have been sanctioned or fined for failing to do so.  Instead, she allowed this protracted case to plague her client all these months later. Brown failed to set this matter to trial as her client has adamantly declared that she wants in repeated requests. Brown hung up in Motorist 0216’s face during a call initiated by her client whom she has not phoned once.

The attorney also failed to seek a reset when her client who had been traveling over 3hrs for court appearances experienced a documented medical emergency, a painful active clot that prevented the lengthy travel.  Her client was arrested, and spent seven days in jail without critical blood thinning, insulin, and high blood pressure medications for days. In disbelief, the jail intake nurse contacted the VA to verify the exceptionally high dose, acknowledges the clotting issue is so extreme that , Motorist 0216 is on one of he highest doses of blood thinner they have ever seen, yet took two days providing it, and longer providing the other meds. She also incurred impound fees for a second time, following her arrest.

Brown also abandoned the defendant in court this past Oct 11th, 2019 after barking at her that she wasn’t going to hold her up from a trip to Dallas on a personal matter. In addition, and most disturbing is that the defendant overheard Brown who hadn’t recognized her own client sitting in court all morning making disparaging remarks about her to the prosecution. When the client identified herself Cheryl Brown said she was resetting the case because she did not know her client  was in court, less than two feet away.

“She was upset with me because I would not sign a reset document” the client, shared in frustration. “After going to jail over a turn signal, driving over 3 and a half hours for a now fifth court appearances, to be reset is unfair.  She’s never held a full conversation which is why she did not know my face, especially when I was sitting in the front row all morning”.    

As motorists 0216’s attorney, we would expect that having Motorist 0216 communicate her medical emergency to her that she would in turn contact the court and request a reset on behalf of her client, since she has done so for her un readied self.  Instead, Brown hung up the phone on motorist 0216 when she insisted that she set the matter for trial.

IATD believes Brown has no intention of asserting Gordon’s constitutional right to a jury trial, as she is entertaining her own fancy that motorist 0216 will simply tire of traveling to Houson monthly and take a plea, freeing Brown of a case she had not elected to take, but was appointed to.   

The judge in this matter has repeatedly denied Motorist 0216’s oral request to self represent herself, a right afforded to her by law. On Oct 11th, 2019, motorist 0216, in predicting another reset took it upon herself to file six motions, one of which, requesting the court to remove Cheryl Shooks Brown as her court appointed attorney due to her failure to exercise due diligence on her behalf. This assertion included but was not limited to:  failure to clearly communicate with her client on pertinent matters regarding the case at hand, failure to execute her right to a speedy trial by a jury of her peers, demonstrating/carrying out behaviors that were unwarranted, unprofessional and promoted a hostile/toxic atmosphere for Motorist 0216.

The vet has a documented history of PTSD said the traumatic experience coupled with a jail stay has triggered a whole set of mental anguish, humiliation, and she is plagued by depression and panic attacks.

Subsequently, this forthcoming Veterans Day (Monday), instead of motorist 0216 celebrating this day of gratitude with her family and other retiree friends, she will again be traveling over a three hour timeframe to meet before a Judge in hopes of mitigating if not eradicating the atrocious charges being levied against her.

This is obviously a case of malicious prosecution akin to racial profiling which should have already been squashed had a competent attorney been at the helm of this case.  

IATD finds that the financial, physical and emotional toll avoidable,  egregious, and unconscionable. We also find that Cheryl Shooks Brown’s incompetence, willingness, and wanton disregard for her client’s right to a trial wholly unacceptable. 

Accordingly, IATD has filed a complaint against Cheryl Shooks Brown with the Texas Bar Association.  

Media Contact: IATD

Name :Adam Wittgenstein

Title: Senior Advocate

Phone:(866) 853-7888

Email : ask@iamthediscarded.com


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Featured Video

Dialing 911 Tantamount...

Posted on Jul - 22 - 2017

0 Comment

Tow Truck Company, “Almighty...

Posted on May - 3 - 2015

0 Comment

IATD Helps Tenant Get...

Posted on Apr - 28 - 2015

0 Comment

Victory for The Pattersons...

Posted on Mar - 22 - 2015

0 Comment

IATD Resolves Housing Issue...

Posted on May - 2 - 2014

0 Comment

IATD POST PRESS CONFERENCE...

Posted on Feb - 22 - 2014

0 Comment

IATD Launches Texas Bar...

Posted on Nov - 8 - 2019

0 Comment

Man Dropped His Gun,...

Posted on Oct - 28 - 2019

0 Comment

IATD Advocating for People...

Posted on Oct - 24 - 2019

0 Comment

IATD Asks Attorney General...

Posted on Oct - 22 - 2019

0 Comment

Loophole Results in Billionaire...

Posted on Oct - 20 - 2019

0 Comment

Dialing 911 Tantamount...

Posted on Jul - 22 - 2017

0 Comment

Tow Truck Company, “Almighty...

Posted on May - 3 - 2015

0 Comment

IATD Helps Tenant Get...

Posted on Apr - 28 - 2015

0 Comment

Victory for The Pattersons...

Posted on Mar - 22 - 2015

0 Comment

IATD Resolves Housing Issue...

Posted on May - 2 - 2014

0 Comment

IATD POST PRESS CONFERENCE...

Posted on Feb - 22 - 2014

0 Comment

Sitting On Billions In...

Posted on Apr - 29 - 2015

0 Comment

Misuse & Non Tracking...

Posted on Jul - 10 - 2017

0 Comment

The Crop from Sinclair...

Posted on Apr - 10 - 2018

0 Comment

Cole’s Towing owner, employee...

Posted on Jun - 17 - 2018

0 Comment

Twitter updates

No public Twitter messages.

Sponsors

  • Reliable web hosting from WebHostingHub.com.
  • Domain name search and availability check by PCNames.com.
  • Website and logo design contests at DesignContest.com.
  • Reviews of the best cheap web hosting providers at WebHostingRating.com.