ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing a police department and its officers, alleging violation of civil rights.
Robin Mecey and David Mecey filed a complaint on June 12 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against the City of Farmington, the Farmington Municipal Police Department et al., alleging that the defendants violated the 4th, 6th and 14th Amendments.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, on March 24, 2014, plaintiff Robin Mecey, while employed at a JC Penney store, was falsely accused of stealing, falsely arrested and falsely imprisoned without any warrant of arrest, without probable cause, without exigent circumstances and without a signed complaint; the plaintiffs allege this is a direct violation of her Constitutional rights. As a result, Robin Mecey and her husband David Mecey suffered monetary damages and loss of reputation.
The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly denied Robin Mecey her right to appeal to a jury trial, authored and notarized a false and misleading affidavit to prosecute plaintiff and imprisoned plaintiff without a warrant, without probable cause and without a signed complaint.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek $15,000,000 in damages and any other relief that the court finds fair and just.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri case number 4:17-cv-01653-JCH