Fox's attorney, Albert Ellis, says his client deserves an explanation about what caused the breakdown in security.
“Despite the fact that there were security people in the courtroom he was able to come from a sitting position and attack the judge. These are questions that obviously deal with the security of the courtroom. We feel that the Sheriff’s Department didn’t meet the standards that should be minimally set for providing that protection.”
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department declined to comment on the lawsuit.
But Sheriff Steve Moore has said his department’s report on the matter has already been submitted to the county District Attorney’s Office.