Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Topeka Police

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kansas City, Mo., man filed against the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County District Attorney's Office.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that U.S. Senior District Judge Sam Crow dismissed Donzell A. Jones's lawsuit in which Jones alleged police and prosecutors violated his rights when he was arrested and charged with drug crimes in 2011. The charges were dismissed in 2012.

Crow dismissed Jones' lawsuit in December and said Jones didn't comply with the judge's request to fix several deficiencies in his complaint and submit financial information required to proceed without prepayment of fees.

Jones had alleged Topeka police illegally detained him and that the district attorney's office did not have reasonable cause when it charged him.
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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal


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