Amanda Booker is suing Sheriff Clark Millsap, Lt. Mark Mayton, Commissioner Clarence Brown and a handful of others.
Sheriff Millsap declined to speak about the lawsuit Friday afternoon; he said he had not been served yet.
"Defendants Bartow County, Brown and Millsap's failure to require and provide training, instruction, guidance and supervision with respect to executing court orders and punishing citizens on the basis of their sexual orientation and religious beliefs, led directly to the violation of the plaintiff Amanda Ann Booker's 14th Amendment Right to equal protection of the law," Perrotta stated in the complaint.
According to the lawsuit, Booker, who is currently serving a 10-year theft-by-taking sentence in a Georgia prison, had her civil rights violated.
The lawsuit alleges that on April 22, 2010, Bartow County Probate Judge Mitchell Scoggins ordered a peace officer to take Booker to Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital for treatment.
Deputy Pam Ploof picked up Booker from her Cartersville home to transport her. En route to the hospital, Booker began to have seizures. She was then taken to Cartersville Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.
The lawsuit alleges Mayton was present at the hospital and began to harass Booker about her lesbian relationship. She allegedly was threatened by Mayton and forbidden from contacting her partner.
After she was released from the hospital that evening, she was transported by Deputy Ploof to a shopping center and then put in Mayton's personal vehicle.
The lawsuit states that Mayton transported Booker to Mayton's friend's home, Gary Allen Covington, who was allegedly paid $200 from county government funds to watch Booker for several days.
Later, Mayton took Booker to the home of Chris and Donna McDowell, self-described evangelists.
The McDowells were paid $600 from county government funds by Mayton in an attempt to convert Booker from being a lesbian.
Perrotta said Booker stayed at the residence for three to four days.
"They basically confirmed that she was there for a while," Perrotta said.
He said the McDowells meant well.
"The two evangelists were very nice people," he said. "They weren't detaining her."
Perrotta said Booker was free to leave, but if she left she would have been incarcerated.
According to the lawsuit, Booker remained at the home until she found the strength and courage to escape from the house.
On May 18, 2010, Mayton arrested Booker at her mother's home without an arrest warrant, the lawsuit states.
Perrotta said he wants justice served for his client.
"Judge Scroggins ordered she be given the help she needed, and she wasn't," he said.