Breault v. Goucher - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Breault v. Goucher (2017)

Category: Due Process    Police Practices    


About This Case:
This is a federal lawsuit against the Town of Bristol over the police department’s refusal to return to its owners a firearm that the agency seized more than a year ago. The suit is on behalf of two parents who are Bristol residents and inherited their son’s firearm collection after he tragically took his own life.  The suit argues that the Bristol Police Department violated the parents’ rights to due process and their Second Amendment rights by refusing to return the firearm to them.

Current Status:
Suit filed in August 2017.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Thomas W. Lyons, Rhiannon S. Huffman

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