72 Lawsuits Claim Cameras In WVa State Police Academy Women’s Locker Room, Showers

The West Virginia State Police has been hit with 72 new lawsuits related to the hidden camera in the women’s locker room and shower facilities at its academy in Institute.

The complaints were filed February 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court. In addition to the WVSP, some State Police employees also are named as defendants in the lawsuits. Most of the plaintiffs are identified only as Jane Does to protect them from retaliation, targeting, harassment, public outage and in fear of their safety.

Current and former WVSP employees named as defendants in the lawsuits are Joshua Eldridge, Robert Perry, James Lee and Joseph Comer as well as other currently unknown possible individuals.

Most of the six dozen lawsuits are directly related to the women – current and former law enforcement officers – being captured on hidden cameras in the female locker room and shower facilities at the WVSP academy. All West Virginia law enforcement officers must attend training at the facility during their career, not just State Police troopers, thus most of the plaintiffs visited the academy at various times for various reasons during their career.