LAPD Sued For Illegally Destroying 700K Firearm Collection

Wayne William Wright is a former police officer, firefighter helicopter pilot, and Vietnam War veteran. He was targeted by the LAPD Gun Unit, for being a “gun trafficker” on seemingly trumped up charges, and so they confiscated his expensive curio & relic gun collection. When he was legally cleared to retrieve his collection, the Los Angeles Police Department denied him, by placing illegal conditions on the return of his property.

The complaint alleges, this was done to help maintain federal grant money, by being able to show the result of the unit’s actions. The complaint also alleges Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act(RICO) violations.

The LAPD actually ignored a Ventura County Superior Court judge who ordered they return the firearms. They then proceeded to illegally destroy his collection of firearms. The 364 gun collection, is listed on the complaint, at being worth a whopping $707,950.

This is the city that just passed an ordinance, to confiscate legally owned magazines, that hold more than ten rounds. It looks as if they’ve been practicing.

The office of Michell & Associates have filed a federal lawsuit against the LAPD. Wright v. Beck – USDC-CD Cal.

The complaint is very telling. L.A. city attorney Mike Feuer is an outspoken gun grabber. A real piece of work:

On information and belief, Defendant Feuer was aware of and
approved Aubry’s use of an unlawful ex parte application to the Los Angeles County Superior Court to effect the destruction of the firearms. On information and belief, Defendant Feuer was aware of and approved Aubry’s and the Doe Defendants’ tactic of seeking to “overturn” Judge Wright’s prior order by seeking a contrary order from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to effect the destruction of the firearms. On information and belief, Defendant Feuer was aware of and approved Aubry’s and the Doe Defendants’ tactic of failing to provide notice of the application or order to Plaintiff or his counsel. On information and belief, Defendant Feuer approved of Aubry’s and the Doe Defendants’ tactics for the purpose of preventing Plaintiff from exercising his due process right to oppose the application and preserve his property. On information and belief, Feuer intended for the firearms to be destroyed to assist the LAPD in its efforts to justify its federal anti-terrorism funding and to assist Feuer in his political profile as advocating for the reduction of citizen access to firearms.

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