Caniglia v. City of Cranston (2015)
Category: Active Case Due Process
About This Case:
This is a federal lawsuit over a Cranston Police Department policy of refusing to return firearms seized without a warrant from residents who were neither charged with a crime nor found to pose a danger to themselves or others. The suit, on behalf of resident Edward Caniglia, argues the Cranston Police Department violated his right to due process and his right to keep and bear arms by retaining his firearms without just cause after seizing them without a warrant.
Lawsuit filed in December 2015.
ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Thomas W. Lyons, Rhiannon S. Huffman
- The Lawsuit
- Plaintiff Motion for Summary Judgement (December 2018)
- Post-Hearing Memo (March 2019)
- Decision (June 2019)
Related News Releases
- Dec 11, 2015 - ACLU Sues Over Cranston Police Policy Of Retaining Lawfully Owned Firearms Without Cause