Lawsuit Against The City, Police Department, Two Officers, and a Former Restaurant

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated May 21, 2009 at 10:54 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A couple who claimed a Fort Wayne police detective put them through what they call a "nightmare" in October of 2007 has filed a lawsuit against the city of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Police Department, two officers and a former Fort Wayne restaurant.

Lorie Squadrito and Chad Rybolt say their fourth amendment rights of illegal search and seizure were violated when officers Scott Morales and Doug Haskell investigated mistaken claims that Squadrito stole a picture frame from the Fricker's restaurant. Formerly located on Washington Center Road.

Morrales and Haskell are accused of entering and searching Squadrito's home without a warrant. Pushing and dragging her out of her home and never giving the Miranda rights to her.

Officer Morales was suspended for three days without pay in April of last year for his roll in the incident.

We'll have more tonight on Indiana’s NewsCenter.

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