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.
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