- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - A federal jury has ordered two police officers to pay $80,000 in damages to a suburban Chicago man who accused them of searching his home without a warrant and illegally seizing two antique firearms.

Attorneys representing Arlington Heights say the officers acted to protect the public. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/1CZDozr ) reports that they plan to appeal.

The 2012 search of Art Lovi’s home was prompted by a call from a therapist who told police Lovi made a threat against a doctor who he believed misdiagnosed his wife’s cancer.

Lovi’s attorney says the comments were just words spoken in grief over his wife’s death.

Lovi said Friday, “It’s important that the public know the police don’t have a right to come in your house without a warrant.”

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Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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