April 15, 2014
Jamul Action Committee
Contact: Glenn Revell 619-787-7356
CW Driver & Caltrans Desecrate Native American Human Remains during effort to build a casino in Jamul!!!
A lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court of California, County of San Diego on behalf of Native Americans, WALTER P. ROSALES, KAREN TOGGERY and the ESTATE OF HELEN CUERRO, ESTATE OF WALTER ROSALES’ UNNAMED BROTHER, ESTATE OF DEAN ROSALES, ESTATE OF MARIE TOGGERY, ESTATE OF MATTHEW TOGGERY. The remains of their family members have been excavated along with the spoils of excavation for the proposed casino in Jamul. Their remains were then unceremoniously trucked to a location near the border with Mexico and deposited along with fill dirt on the construction site for the state’s SR125 & 905 new freeway interchange.
Caltrans and CW Driver have been on notice for years, that Walter & Karen’s families and their associated funerary items were buried on the proposed excavation site.
Jamul Action Committee President, Glenn Revell said, “I cannot comprehend the pain this must be causing Karen and Walter and the other families! The bulk of the proposed development site has been used as a burial ground for many years. There have been numerous warnings that excavation should be done with the utmost care in order to honor the memories of those buried on the site. It is reprehensible that the developer would proceed with such disregard for the dead.
Our organization seeks to serve as an advocate for improved quality of life for all who live, work and visit Jamul. I feel Walter and Karen have been failed on a much deeper level. I am confident the court will remedy the injustice and harm that has befallen the Rosales and Toggery families — both living and deceased — at the earliest opportunity“.
San Diego Superior Court Case #37-2014-00010222-CU-PO-CTL
The families are represented by Patrick Webb:
Webb & Carey APC
402 West Broadway Ste 1230
San Diego CA 92101
April 16, 2014
Jamul Action Committee
Attorney Patrick Webb scheduled to appear today on behalf of the Native American families from Jamul.
The case was heard before The Honorable Ronald S. Prager, Department 71 of The Superior Court of California San Diego at 8:15AM.
The matter before Judge Prager is the unwarranted excavation and removal of the interred remains of family members memorialized at the proposed casino site in Jamul.