Jim Carlson Claims Civil Rights were Violated During First Store Raid

By KBJR News 1

Jim Carlson Claims Civil Rights were Violated During First Store Raid

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Jim Carlson, the owner of Duluth's controversial downtown business, Last Place on Earth, was back in court today regarding a store raid last October.

Jim Carlson is suing the City of Duluth over a search warrant in which he claims, his civil rights were violated during the search.

Police officials recovered over $83,000 in cash, almost 20 guns and a 50 millimeter rifle...along with a large quantity of synthetic drugs from the search.

Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson says the store is using the case as a 'Trojan Horse' to get confidential police investigation information.
Johnson says that the evidence supporting Carlson's claim is limited and the case should be dismissed.

The judge has taken the arguments into consideration and will have a decision within the next 30 - 60 days.

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