ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man is suing community nonprofit and employees for allegedly denying public services as retaliation.
Edward Allen Moore filed a complaint July 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against the city of St. Louis; St. Patrick Center; Peter and Paul Community Services Inc.; Biddle House Opportunity Center, et al alleging the defendants violated the right to freedom of speech, the First Amendment and the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 7, the plaintiff went through the intake process at Biddle House Opportunity Center, which allowed him to take showers and get clothes washed once each week. The plaintiff claims he became a critic of Biddle, voicing his concerns. The defendants then allegedly denied him the services he requested and turned a blind eye to said retaliation.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly deprived him of his right to freedom of speech, retaliated against him for expressing his opinions and deprived him of property without due process of law in violation of the 14th Amendment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory and punitive damages, costs, permanent injunction and all other relief to which plaintiff may be entitled.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri case number 4:17-cv-01912-JAR