TOWNSHIP NOT LIABLE FOR WEAPONS ALLEGEDLY SEIZED DURING RAID

Posted August 12, 2015, 3:39 PM.

Mt. Morris Township Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco (ATF) and Firearms raided Plaintiff’s home. During the raid, more than 50 items were seized, including machine guns and related gear, many of which were then turned over the ATF as evidence in the federal prosecution of Plaintiff. After Plaintiff’s conviction, Genesee County Circuit Court ordered the Township to return all legal guns and gear to Plaintiff’s. Once out of prison, Plaintiff and his wife brought suit, alleging that the Township was responsible for the items turned over to the ATF and that the Township either lost or stole several seized items. The circuit court disagreed with Plaintiffs and, instead, ruled that the Township was absolutely immune from these claims. The Township was represented by McGraw Morris attorneys G. Gus Morris and Christopher J. Raiti.