Federal judge refers plaintiff to Federal BAR Association for legal counsel in lawsuit against Minnesota police

Federal judge’s letter to plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit against police tampered with in U.S. Mail

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 17, 2015 at 1:18 P.M.

The plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the City of East Grand Forks will soon be talking to a lawyer.

Timothy Charles Holmseth has been advised by the Honorable Donovan W. Frank that his case, Holmseth v. City of East Grand Forks et al has been referred to the Federal Bar Association's Pro Se Project.

“Your case is being referred to the FBA Pro Se Project,” Judge Frank said.

The United States Postal Service advised Holmseth that Judge Frank's letter was found apart from its original envelope. “The enclosed was found loose in the mail,” the postal manager said.

The deprivation of rights lawsuit, which was filed in July, 2014, alleges the City of East Grand Forks, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and various public officials conspired to seize Holmseth’s computer and hard drive for purposes of illegal searches of investigative journalism work product.

Holmseth recently requested permission to amend his original complaint after being contacted by a former police officer that has information about deep rooted corruption at the East Grand Forks Police Department, which includes various public officials and businessmen.

Holmseth has spoken with Tiffany Sanders, Federal BAR Association and an attorney is being sought to review his case.  

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