Montgomery Alabama Police Department

Full title: JOHN L. BROADWAY ET AL., PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS, v. CITY OF MONTGOMERY…

Court: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Date published: Apr 22, 1976

Facts

The original complaint filed on January 14, 1974, by John L. Broadway sought damages and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, et seq. and 18 U.S.C. § 2520. The complaint alleged that on or about August 1, 1973, Don R. Terry, supervisor of the Vice Squad of the Montgomery Police Department, and James Lisenby, police detective attached to the Vice Squad, placed or procured an illegal wiretap on John L. Broadway’s telephone and intercepted certain oral communications. The complaint also alleged the City of Montgomery’s negligence in properly training its police officials. By amended complaints, John L. Broadway’s parents, Levis and James Broadway, McGraw and Segall, counsel for James L. Broadway, and the other parties in this case, all allegedly had telephone conversations over the wiretapped telephone, were added as parties plaintiff.

Issue

Decision

The appeal of John L. Broadway is DISMISSED; judgment in respect to the remaining plaintiffs is AFFIRMED.

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