Lawsuit over strip club arrests

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A Seattle strip club has filed a lawsuit against the shoreline police department as a result of mass arrests by the department that the clubs owners and staff claim are unconstitutional. The club’s owner as well as the management and staff seek unspecified damages according to the lawsuit files filed this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle

The raid that occurred on Jan 11 2008 was the second of two raids with the first raid and initial investigation starting on Dec 27 2007. The lawyer for the club owner ( Gil Levy) said that the officers involved in the raid were working under contract for shoreline and had set out to cause  a temporary closure of the club with the mass arrests.

Levy stated that the closures were meant to cause economic injury

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