Atlanta Eagle patrons file federal lawsuit against city

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November 24, 2009


"A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the city of Atlanta on behalf of 19 patrons searched and detained during the Sept. 10 raid of the Atlanta Eagle gay bar.

"Police Chief Richard Pennington and 48 of his officers, including members of the department's Red Dog unit, also are named in the civil rights suit, which claims violations of federal and state law.

"'The illegal activity going on in the Atlanta Eagle that night was committed by the APD,' said Greg Nevins, an attorney in the Atlanta office of Lambda Legal, which is representing the plaintiffs."


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