- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A federal judge says two men may proceed with the lawsuit they filed after more than $100,000 was seized from them by two Iowa State troopers.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1grJgOG ) that the judge rejected a dismissal motion by the troopers and Desert Snow, a company that trains officers on roadside searches. The judge said in his ruling Wednesday that the allegations are sufficient for a claim to move forward that the troopers and Desert Snow acted as part of a conspiracy to violate the rights of William Davis and John Newmerzhycky.

A trooper pulled over Davis and Newmerzhycky in April 2013 and accused them of not using a turn signal. The cash and a grinder with small pieces of marijuana were seized when their rental car was searched.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com


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