Murray county and several officials are targeted in two federal lawsuits filed this week in connection with a civil rights case involving a former magistrate.
Angela Garmley and several female county employees accuse Magistrate Bryant Cochran of intimidation.
The case also involves drugs allegedly planted in Garmley's car last year.
ATTORNEY FOR BRYANT COCHRAN, SEPT. 10, 2012 "If the GBI and the FBI do their job and we certainly expect that they will they aren't going to find any evidence of that because it didn't happen."
Former magistrate Bryant Cochran resigned his job shortly after complaints from Murray county resident Angela Garmley, but he has consistently denied any wrong-doing, except pre-signing warrants, which is against against state law.
But Garmley's attorney, McCracken Posten says a GBI investigation and one by the EEOC justified the two lawsuits he filed this week.
MCCRACKEN POSTON, GARMLEY'S ATTORNEY "Judge Cochran's activities in calling several officers in trying to find someone to pull her over and at the same time enlisting and hiring someone to plant methamphetamine on her car..not to mention where did he get methamphetamine..those are the kind of things that shock the conscience."
Garmley maintains that happened after she rejected a proposition from him.
The two deputies that stopped her car were fired last year.
Now all the females Cochran once worked with, are accusing him and Murray County of having a hostile work environment, improper employment practices and suppressing free speech rights.
MCCRACKEN POSTEN, GARMLEY'S ATTORNEY "They're filing under Title 7 and the sexual harrassment act in the workplace."
Those two lawsuits were filed in federal court in Rome.
Murray county attorney Greg Kennamon says an insurance company has taken over the county's defense, and has not issued a statement.
No indication when the cases will come to trial.
The trial for former Murray county deputy Josh Greeson is set for March 15th.
He is charged with obstructing a pending civil rights investigation.