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The United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana received a filed lawsuit from a Louisiana pawnshop suing a local police chief under United States Code Section 1983; “Alleging an illegal seizure of property and a deprivation of its rights to due process under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United State Constitution by the actions and policies of the chief of police and others.”

“Although the constitution protects from the illegal seizure of property and provides guarantees of due process, pawnbrokers often must fight tooth and nail to try to exercise those constitutional protections.” 

Read on for the ways the pawnshop claimed that the chief was liable in his individual capacity.