California Man Acquitted of Shaken Baby Syndrome of 2 Month Old Son – Fights to Get Son Back 2 Years Later
A Bakersfield man who was acquitted of injuring his infant son has filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations against the City of Bakersfield and accusing a police detective of fabricating evidence against him. The lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of 21-year-old Jesus Flores alleges deprivation of civil rights, interference with familial relationship and municipal liability in seeking compensatory damages and attorney fees, as well as exemplary and punitive damages against the defendants. Flores spent two years in jail before a jury acquitted him of three felony charges June 16. He had faced up to life in prison if convicted. He still can't get his baby back, and CPS is about to adopt him out. Flores said he's going to do everything possible to regain custody of his son. "At 2 months, my son was stripped away from me," he said. "It was wrong what they did," he said of Bakersfield police.