Beaver County Sheriff Tony Guy failed to heed warnings given to him by investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police shortly before taking office — firing a whistleblower who had been a key source for investigators and a truthful witness for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, while keeping on staff an inner circle of problematic deputies who had been loyal to Sheriff George David and supported Tony Guy during his election, according to allegations filed by a former deputy in federal court as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Among the exhibits recently submitted by attorneys as part of a federal lawsuit filed last year against Sheriff Tony Guy by former deputy Curtis Larrick include copies of Guy’s own handwritten notes taken during meetings with State Police and sheriff’s deputies before assuming office. Together with other court documents and transcripts of sworn depositions entered as part of the ongoing litigation, the court filings detail information about deputies who allegedly lied to a Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, allegedly harassed cooperating witnesses against then-Sheriff George David and conspired to cause difficulties for then-Deputy Larrick, as well as information about deputies who had allegedly engaged in other assorted wrongdoings.
Curtis Larrick contends he was fired by Sheriff Tony Guy when he took office as an act of political retaliation for supporting Democratic sheriff candidate Wayne Kress.
Sheriff Guy has denied keeping any deputies on staff for political reasons or firing Larrick because of his support for Kress. In explaining his rationale for axing the long-time deputy, Guy echoed accusations previously made by former Sheriff David and some deputies that “Lying Larrick” is a man of poor character who has a reputation for telling falsehoods and who was disruptive to the department.
The Beaver Countian has reviewed the hundreds of pages of court filings in the case to date, and will be publishing articles in the coming weeks detailing accusations made by each side in the ongoing litigation. For those readers who have an interest in exploring the case in-depth for themselves, the Beaver Countian has compiled the substantive court filings from federal docket entries and is making them available in full below.
Federal Court Filings In The Case Of Curtis Larrick vs. Tony Guy And The County Of Beaver
Larrick: Complaint Against Tony Guy and the County of Beaver
Guy & County: Answer to Complaint
Guy & County: Motion for Summary Judgement
Guy & County: Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgement
Larrick: Brief in Opposition To Motion For Summary Judgement
Larrick: Appendix to Brief in Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgement
– Exhibits 1 & 2
– Exhibits 3 & 4
– Exhibits 5 – 18
Guy & County: Reply Brief in Support of Motion For Summary Judgement
Larrick: Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Reply to Larrick’s Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Appendix To Concise Statement of Material Facts
– Exhibit A – Guy Deposition
– Exhibit B – Plaintiff Deposition
– Exhibit C – Alstadt Deposition
– Exhibit D – Baden Police Report
– Exhibit E – Letter dated 9/11/11
– Exhibit F – Insurance Documents
– Exhibit G – Darbut Deposition
– Exhibit H – Darbut Memo re: Sexual Harassment
– Exhibit I – Incident Report
– Exhibit J – Complaint Report
– Exhibit K – OCMD Police Report
– Exhibit L – Memo dated 10/29/14
– Exhibit M – David Memo re: Larrick
– Exhibit N – Guy Notes from Deputies
– Exhibit O – Michael Deposition
– Exhibit P – Interview Schedule
– Exhibit Q – Interview Outlines
– Exhibit R – Termination Letter
Larrick: Response to County’s Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Reply to Larrick’s Reponse to County’s Concise Statement of Material Facts
In the interest of full disclosure: This reporter was one of the named victims in the Attorney General’s criminal case against then-Sheriff George David. Details of the allegations in that case, of which George David was acquitted by a jury in 2014, are available in the original Grand Jury Presentment.