- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ROGERS CITY, Mich. (AP) - A former northern Michigan prosecutor who sued police after he was charged with prescription drug fraud has failed to persuade an appeals court to revive his lawsuit.

Richard Steiger said his rights were violated because police had no probable cause to arrest him. But in a 2-1 decision Wednesday, the appeals court said police relied on the independent judgment of the attorney general’s office when the charge was filed.

Steiger was the Presque Isle County prosecutor when he was charged in 2011. He acknowledged getting painkillers from more than one doctor, but the doctors knew it. He had a history of arthritis, chronic headaches and sinus problems.

A District Court judge dismissed the criminal case against Steiger.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide