This was a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a North Smithfield resident, seeking the return of lawfully possessed weapons that were seized from him by local police for more than six years. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Jason Richer, argued that the N. Smithfield Police Department violated his right to due process and his right to keep and bear arms by retaining his property without just cause. Current Status: Lawsuit settled in July 2019.

In 2015, we filed a similar lawsuit against the City of Cranston.



Thomas W. Lyons & Rhiannon Huffman

Date filed

April 21, 2015