Court: Can Ga. Officer be sued in Nevada?

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Updated: 3/04/2013 7:19 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide if a Georgia police officer working for the Drug Enforcement Administration can be sued in Nevada over the seizure of two gamblers' money.

The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Covington, Ga., police officer Anthony Walden, who was working with the DEA at the Atlanta airport in 2006.

Walden seized $97,000 from Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson, who live in Nevada and were returning there from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Walden said they could get their money back if they produced proper documentation. They said Walden gave a false affidavit to prosecutors showing he had probable cause for seizing the money.

They sued in Nevada after getting their money back in 2007, but a federal judge threw the case out saying the incident happened in Georgia. A federal appeals court reinstated the case in Nevada.

Justices will now review that decision.

 

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Speed - 3/4/2013 11:42 AM
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I think legally they'd have to handle it in the State where the offense happened. The Nevada Court would not have standing in this case.
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