2 militia members sue authorities over 2010 raidsAP , Associated Press
Apr. 9, 2013 9:25 AM ET
DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a Michigan-based militia acquitted last year of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government have filed a federal lawsuit against three FBI agents and a state police trooper.
Michael Meeks of Manchester and Thomas Piatek of Whiting, Ind., say their constitutional rights were violated during raids on their homes in 2010.
The two Hutaree (hoo-TAR'-ee) members as well as three members of Meeks' family filed the lawsuit late last month in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/YIkIF5 ) the plaintiffs are seeking at least $25,000 in damages for each of the suit's 16 counts.
Both FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet and Michigan State Police spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said Tuesday they had no comment.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com