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Date: 02-18-2011

Case Style: Erris Edgerly v. City of San Francisco, et al.

Case Number: 3:03-cv-02169-CRB

Judge: Charles Breyer

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Gregory M. Haynes, Law Offices of Gregory M. Haynes, Esq., San Francisco, Califonria

Defendant's Attorney: Sean Connolly and Marc Robert Lewis, City Attorney's Office, San Francisco

Description: Erris Edgerly sued the City of San Francisco and others on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that he was wrongfully arrested and searched for standing inside the fence of a housing complex in the Western Addition of San Francisco post with "no trespassing" signs. two officers seized Erris Edgerly at the Martin Luther King-Marcus Garvey Cooperative Apartments on Eddy Street, took him to a station and searched him. The officers saw Edgerly standing near the playground of the King-Garvey complex in August 2000 and recognized him as someone who didn't live there and had recently been arrested.

They said they had asked him what he was doing and, after he replied, "Just chilling," arrested him for trespassing. Edgerly later testified he had been waiting for a friend to return home.

The officers said they had conducted a routine pat-down search at the station before releasing Edgerly without charges.

Edgerly, however, said one officer had asked him to pull his pants down and looked inside his shorts.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/17/BALJ1HPIPU.DTL#ixzz1EPbZnMg6

Outcome: Defendants' verdict.

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