Share this story...
Latest News

2 militia members sue authorities over 2010 raids

DETROIT (AP) – Two members of a Michigan-based militia acquitted last year of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government have filed a federal lawsuit against three FBI agents and a state police trooper.

Michael Meeks of Manchester and Thomas Piatek of Whiting, Ind., say their constitutional rights were violated during raids on their homes in 2010.

The two Hutaree (hoo-TAR’-ee) members as well as three members of Meeks’ family filed the lawsuit late last month in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press reports (
http://on.freep.com/YIkIF5) the plaintiffs are seeking at least $25,000 in damages for each of the suit’s 16 counts.

Both FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet and Michigan State Police spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said Tuesday they had no comment.

___

Information from: Detroit Free Press,
http://www.freep.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)