Target SUED After Man FALSELY Accused of Child Porn Dies of Heart Attack

The family of a man who died of a heart attack months after he was falsely accused of having abusive materials on his phone is suing Target.

According to the Daily Mail, relatives of 43-year-old Jeffrey Buckmeyer launched the $1 million lawsuit against Target. They claim negligence, false arrest, and intentional infliction of emotional distress that led to his death.

A complaint filed in Oregon Circuit Court in August 2019 says Buckmeyer was accused by a Target employee of having the alleged abusive materials on is phone, which they "discovered" when helping Buckmeyer clear his phone for storage. This accusation led to an FBI investigation, which involved Buckmeyer being arrested in front of his neighbors and having his electronics seized.

Buckmeyer was never charged and the case was dropped once the 120-day court-granted permission of holding his electronics ended. Even after a four-month investigation, FBI failed to find any child pornography or proof that he ever abused children.

The lawsuit and Buckmeyer's attorneys say they don't know what motivated the Target employee to make the allegations, however, the suit claims the employee "intended to inflict severe emotional distress" on Buckmeyer with their "intentional, outrageous, and extreme decision to falsely accuse" him.

He died from a heart attack in April 2019.

The thousands of photos the employee accused Buckmeyer of having on his phone were very graphic in detail. If you want a description, read about it here.

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