Ohio family held at gunpoint on Air Force Museum visit sues

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family handcuffed and held at gunpoint during a 2014 visit to the National Air Force Museum is suing Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security officers alleging civil-rights violations.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1M6VUS5) reports Wendy Hill and mother-in-law Alice Hill of Columbus and Wendy’s two children updated a March lawsuit on Friday.

The suit alleges unreasonable search-and-seizure and due-process violations. It seeks $75,000 and a jury trial. A separate administrative review is also proceeding.

Four police officers, including three in military fatigues, drew guns on the Hills’ van as the family was leaving the museum parking lot in April 2014. A 911 caller had reported a family possibly casing visitor vehicles.

The Air Force says it misidentified the Hills’ vehicle as stolen. A spokeswoman declined comment on pending litigation.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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