HARRISBURG — A motorist is suing the City of York and its police, citing alleged unreasonable searches and seizures.
Victor Ukadike Ezeibe filed a complaint on Feb. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants. alleging they violated the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 16, 2018, individual defendants in a police cruiser followed plaintiff's vehicle from the Shell Gas Station on Roosevelt Avenue to the Turkey Hill Mini Market on West Market Street in York.
Upon parking his vehicle, plaintiff says he was ordered to stay in his car and not come out. As a result, he alleges he was caused to suffer, fear. emotional distress, apprehension, anxiety, humiliation and panic attacks.
The plaintiff says the defendants' police officers arrested him at gunpoint, confined him, and intimately searched him without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and costs and such other just and appropriate relief. He is represented by Leticia Chavez-Freed of The Chavez-Freed Law Office in Harrisburg.
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 1:19-cv-00189-YK.