Wisconsin Carry Inc Awarded $7,500 Judgment Against City Of Brookfield Police Department
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- On Sunday July 4th, 2010, a law abiding Wisconsin woman, who was open carrying for personal protection during her daily activities, was illegally stopped and taken from her vehicle at gunpoint by Brookfield Police Officers after she was leaving a church service.
As open-carry is perfectly legal in Wisconsin and the officers were aware she (a Wisconsin Carry member) had threatened no one and caused no disturbance, the officers had no reasonable articulable suspicion (RAS) which the law requires, to stop and detain our member against her will.
In addition, by drawing their guns on a law-abiding citizen who had done nothing wrong, the officers used an unlawful threat of deadly force during their detainment of our member. The police proceeded to, without reasonable suspicion or probable cause that any crime had occurred, conduct an illegal and unconstitutional search of our member's person and car. Our member was then unlawfully arrested and taken to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. No charges were ever filed.
On October 7th, 2010 Wisconsin Carry, Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Brookfield and 4 officers involved in the illegal arrest/search of our member.
A copy of that lawsuit can be viewed here: www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/Brookfield/Doc_1_Complaint.pdf
Today, on behalf of Wisconsin Carry's thousands of members, in every county, all across the state, and law-abiding citizens who legally exercise their right to carry in Wisconsin we are pleased to announce that a judgment of $7,500 has been entered in United States District Court against The City of Brookfield.
A copy of this judgment can be viewed here:
This $7,500 judgment against Brookfield follows a judgment of $10,000 that was entered against The City of Racine for a similar unlawful arrest of one of our members and subsequent lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Carry, Inc. in January of 2010.
A copy of that judgment can be viewed here.
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. currently has pending federal lawsuits against The City of Madison, Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, The City of Milwaukee, The City of Manitowoc, and the City of Greenfield for actions that violate the constitutional rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who exercise their right to carry.
A copy of those lawsuits can be viewed here:
Carry On,Nik Clark Chairman – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
P.O. Box 270403
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit: www.wisconsincarry.org