Rohnert Park, CA asked in Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law

Q: I am the Plaintiff in a federal lawsuit for damage to my boat at the hands of two Marin County sheriff's, and a Marin

County "Harbor Administrator" and a contractor, and the United States.

The Judge has granted some of my Claims and given me the opportunity to amend. She also mentioned that there might be a Banes Act violation, which I had not included in the complaint, If I can claim to be a discriminated class member, it would be the class of "poor people living on boats in the bay", who have had their property illegally seized by the same defendants and a history of harassment toward the class of "poor people" in Sausalito and Marin County. I need to combine and make clear the causes of my complaint, to keep the judge happy, and am having trouble with understanding what she has hinted about Banes, and how to make the case for including it as a cause of action...I am a 73 year old white guy and am acting Pro Per. the judge has complimented my Complaint, and seems to be signaling that I have a valid claim for damages and possibly an award under Banes of $25K x 3, on top of the demand for $90K

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Congratulations. I'd suggest you contact a member of CAOC who handles police cases or call the San Francisco or Cal. Civil Liberties Union and ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys" in your are for police misconduct issues.

All the best!

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