Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The wheels continue to slowly turn.....

The next step in this admittedly slow process has finally happened. Today, four of the affected parties from the Dickson City incident filed suit in US District Court. The suit alleges six different counts of rights violations, and names both officers involved (Mariano & Gallagher), Chief Stadnitski and Dickson City as defendants. It will take a few days for the parties to be officially served notice, but due to the expected continuing media coverage, they should be aware of the suit before the process server tracks them down. Of course, once this happens, each defendant will have thirty day so submit their formal response before the matter is put on the court calendar.

As I understand it, at least one other party is filing separately, through their own attorney. Additional actions are likely as well, since both the quantity and variety of violations that occurred make it difficult to address them all in a single venue.

4 comments:

Sebastian said...

That lawsuit was so sweet, I think I gained 5 pounds reading it.

Anonymous said...

They only thing they might have missed is requiring the (voluntary, of course) surrender and revocation of LEO commissions held by the criminals in this case.

Abuse color of authority, loose your commission. That would put an end to this kind of stuff and make officers, as in Karina, question illegal orders.

They took an OATH to protect and defend the US Constitution and BOR. Break it, go to work somewhere else.

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