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Alaska men seek class status for property seizure lawsuit


August 3, 2017

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Two men suing the Petersburg, Alaska borough, a local police officer, a regional narcotics task force and state law enforcement are trying to broaden the lawsuit into a class action that would allow more plaintiffs to join.

Danny Thompson and Greg Richeson claim in the lawsuit that Petersburg police officers in separate 2013 investigations obtained search warrants and seized property from their homes and did not return it for years.

Thompson said his belongings have since been returned but Richeson is still waiting for the return of his possessions, repo...

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