Two Monongalia County sheriff's deputies face civil rights lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

MORGANTOWN — Two Morgantown residents accuse police of violating their civil rights. 

Alajuan Robinson and Reggie Robinson El filed a complaint in Monongalia Circuit Court against Sgt. Pintez and Sgt. J.D. Morgan of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office and an unidentified tow truck driver. 

According to the complaint, Pintez pulled over Alajuan Robinson, who refused to produce a driver's license and registration. After detaining Alajuan Robinson, his father Reggie Robinson El came to pick him up. The police towed the car away, the complaint states. 

The plaintiffs allege they did not have to produce a driver's license and registration. They also accuse the defendants of improperly seizing the vehicle.

The plaintiffs seek $1 million in damages and a judicial notice discouraging law enforcement from unlawful seizures of property. Plaintiffs also want the return of all property seized by the defendants. They are representing themselves. The complaint was prepared by Self-Help Litigation and the Monongahela Muurish American Divine National Coalition in Morgantown.

Monongalia County Circuit Court Case number 18-C-293

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Monongalia Circuit Court Self-Help Litigation and the Monongahela Muurish American Divine National Coalition

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