DNA Lawsuit Moves Forward

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

April 17, 2006

A federal court judge has ruled a lawsuit can move forward against the City of Charlottesville and the police department.

The city asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Larry Monroe.

Monroe claims police violated his rights when they took a DNA test during the search for the serial rapist.

A federal judge says he will hear the case and lawyers will now push to have the case certified as a class action lawsuit.

Monroe filed a similar lawsuit last year in Charlottesville General District court and lost.

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