Sky's Fallen: ACLU sues Cranston PD, Rhode Island, to get an Innocent Citizen's Guns back!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 22:18
June 12, 2012 3:29 pm
By Donita Naylor
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The local affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Cranston Police Department for a resident whose weapons collection was seized while the man was being evaluated because a friend thought he might be suicidal.
The weapons, including firearms and ceremonial samurai swords, were taken almost nine months ago and were not returned after the man, Robert Machado, produced a letter from his psychotherapist saying he had never "demonstrated suicidal tendencies or thoughts," and "there should be no concern" returning his weapons.
The police advised Machado that he would need a court order to get them back.
The suit, which can be seen at the ACLU website, was filed by volunteer lawyer Thomas W. Lyons.