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Jose Baez represents Pasco family in bus abuse case

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Jeffrey Lamb, the boy with autism who was abused on a Pasco bus Jeffrey Lamb, the boy with autism who was abused on a Pasco bus
ORLANDO, FL (WFLA) - He is well known for defending Casey Anthony. 

Now, Jose Baez will be representing a Pasco County family after video released showed their child with autism being hit by a bus assistant.

“We have filed many civil rights actions and it is something that goes to the heart of what we do here and that is people,” said Baez.

The video released by Pasco County Schools showed Jeffery Lambing being hit by an adult male on June 3rd.  The suspect in this case, James Lambert has been charged with child abuse. And he has since resigned from his job.

Jeffery Lamb, who has autism, didn’t tell his mom about the abuse. She heard about it from another child on the bus.

“Probably the most vulnerable of all types of classes. First of all you have your children and then children who can’t communicate especially effectively and it’s just a sad, sad situation,” said Baez.

“We are going to examine how often these tapes are purged and if it is irresponsible and negligent on their behalf for not reviewing it,” said Baez about video taken on the buses that Pasco County Schools tells us is not always reviewed.

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Baez told News Channel 8 said that he saw the shocking video that showed the incident unfolding.

“I was outraged just like any other parent and I don’t think you need to be a parent to be outraged but seeing something like that it made everyone here in our office angry. We are extremely motivated and we are ready to put forth every resource we have,” said Baez.

“A  lot of what we are going to be looking for is the foresee ability of this type of action specifically by this individual, so prior complaints of course is evidence of some type of foresee ability,”  Baez said.  “If there was a situation here and it should’ve been addressed and was not and unfortunately look at the results.”

News Channel 8 reached out the Pasco County Schools about this story. They did not have a comment.

“The reason we have these high profile cases is because people know that sometimes they require special handling and lawyers who are accustomed to it and can still perform under pressure. Many cannot perform under pressure, this firm has performed and gotten results at the highest levels,” said Baez about taking on another high profile case.

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