Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director, said the actions of the police department violate the Fourth and Fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution, because seizure of the licenses was not warranted, justified, or reasonable, and violated due process.
Campbell said that the department has had the same routes for the past few years and that there would be a meeting this week with some of the affected parties involved.
“I do want to note that Yellow Cab was not included in the lawsuit,” he said. “They are the largest cab operator in the city. They made it very clear that they were not party to this. We have maps of where you can and can’t pick passengers up.
“The very public announcement the ACLU made questioned the decision at the time. That’s why we have the courts (to sort it out). This is one where I’ve tried not to get into a media reaction. It doesn’t serve anything.”
The ACLU of Indiana is requesting a jury trial and damages for the plaintiffs’ missed work time.
Additional information about the happenings of the department may be found on the website at townofspeedway.org/department/index.php?fDD=3-0.