Kathy Henderson's seized NW condo (the only mentioned in the complaint) is now up for auction. The listing actually went up February 4th, which happens to be the same day Mark Thorp's house was raided and his dog impounded.
The following document was posted online earlier today. It's a complaint from local resident and bar owner Mark Thorp (Jimmy Valentine's and Little Miss Whiskey's) alleging that MPD improperly knocked down three doors into Thorp's home in a no knock execution of a search warrant. The search warrant apparently arose from an allegation of animal cruelty against Thorp's dog. I'm acquainted with Mr. Thorp's dog, Vaughn, who has seemed to me to be extremely well treated. Members of MPD's Vice Unit (accompanied by animal control) seized Thorp's dog and further searched his house.
As you may recall, Mark Thorp (in the form of his business Jimmy Valentine's) successfully sued Kathy Henderson for libel. In a strikingly large recovery, Jimmy Valentine's was awarded around $140K in damages, attorney/expert fees, and other costs. Thorp has been trying to collect on this judgment, and part of that effort has entailed getting a lien against a condo in NW that Henderson has used as a rental property. The condo is supposed to be sold to satisfy the judgement. Unsurprisingly, she's been fighting this. Recently she filed a document saying she "has a right to use her property as a second residence for the enjoyment of heat, hot water and other amenities, without interference from any party." She's also claimed that she hasn't had a chance to obtain counsel in the matter (I think the original lawsuit was filed in 2011) and that health problems prevent her from being able to deal with the proceedings.
I mention this because, although Thorp does not name Henderson as a party to this matter, he alleges that she's part of a conspiracy to deprive him of his ordinary civil rights. Henderson has previously accused Thorp of various public health and criminal activities (part of the defamation suit). He alleges that since Henderson lost this suit she has been communicating with a 5th District MPD officer who works in Vice and that they have "conspire[d] to use assets of the Metropolitan Police Department to intimidate and retaliate against the Plaintiff for his exercise of ordinary civil processes to seek redress against Henderson for her tortious acts." This same officer was one of the members of the Vice Unit who executed the warrant resulting in the breaking down of Thorp's doors and the seizure of his dog.
The full complaint appears below, I just thought a little background might be useful because there is a lot going on in this document.