Sioux City Journal – Texas man files federal lawsuit in Wall Lake beating

A migrant farm worker from Texas is suing seven people from Wall Lake for allegedly committing a hate crime against him and the city’s police chief and an officer for allegedly helping them cover it up.

Rafael Trevino and his wife Julia filed the civil action lawsuit against Thomas Clayton Schroeder II in February in federal court in Sioux City on behalf of themselves and their three minor children.

The lawsuit was amended Tuesday to include defendants Steven Schroeder, Brad Jacobson, Derae A. Bettin, Tyson D. Bettin, Brandi Drost and Jeff Roth. Members of the group allegedly kidnapped Trevino, drove him to a remote location outside of the city and beat him.

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