Former officers’ attorney to sue CHP

By: Tony Reed - Del Norte Triplicate

A Bay Area attorney is following through on his promise to file lawsuits against the California Highway Patrol for what is being called “unlawful and unconstitutional actions taken toward licensed medicinal cannabis business owners Richard Barry, Brian Clemann and their business, Wild Rivers Transport LLC.”

The two men, both of Crescent City, were stopped on Interstate 5 in Stanislaus County on Sept. 6 and detained by CHP officers, who reportedly seized more than $225,000 in cash, while their attorney says they run a state-licensed cannabis transport company.

By phone Wednesday, attorney Matt Kumin of Oakland said his office has filed a class action suit against CHP, as well as a demand for the jury trial of one CHP K9 officer and 10 others who acted as agents in concert with the K9 officer but are not yet identified…

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