This is a successful 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. Current Status: Lawsuit settled in April 2022.





Thomas W. Lyons & Rhiannon S. Huffman

Date filed

December 11, 2015