ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Unlawful Six-Year Seizure of Weapons

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Unlawful Six-Year Seizure of Weapons

Postby newportri » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:21 pm

This is not really news since it happened back in April, but I wanted to post anyway since it is pretty disturbing (but not surprising) what the police think they can get away with.
The ACLU today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of a North Smithfield resident, seeking the return of lawfully possessed weapons that were seized from him over six years ago by the local police department and which the department still refuses to return to him. The lawsuit, filed by RI ACLU volunteer attorney Thomas W. Lyons on behalf of Jason Richer, argues that the North Smithfield Police Department has violated his right to due process and his right to keep and bear arms by retaining his property without just cause. The ACLU successfully filed a similar lawsuit against the Cranston Police Department three years ago. - See more at: http://riaclu.org/news/post/aclu-files- ... CInkd.dpuf

Full article here.
http://riaclu.org/news/post/aclu-files-lawsuit-over-unlawful-six-year-seizure-of-weapons-by-north-smith
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Re: ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Unlawful Six-Year Seizure of Wea

Postby RImike » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:36 pm

Just curios, but since RI doesn't have a registry, what is the following referring to:
In the meantime, police seized “for safe keeping” three lawfully registered guns from a locked case in Richer’s garage. - See more at: http://riaclu.org/news/post/aclu-files- ... Ew0EV.dpuf
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Re: ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Unlawful Six-Year Seizure of Wea

Postby Blast54 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:19 pm

Pretty much the same thing the Johnston pd tried to get away with my son this past spring.
It was Tom Lyons who I contacted. Great guy but never had to file the suit. The ACLU actually were the ones that put the heat on the chief before the opportunity presented itself.
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