Chichester: Police sued for gun seizure | Concord Monitor

While attempting to seize guns from a man accused of domestic violence, Chichester and Epsom police officers took away firearms belonging to his family members instead, in violation of their civil rights, according to allegations contained in a lawsuit.  Four members of Michael Martel Jr.’s family say he wasn’t living in their Chichester home last August when officers stormed in, taking about a dozen guns, including one from his father’s holster, according to their attorney, Richard Lehmann.  It took the family 10 weeks to retrieve their firearms, according to the suit, during which time the family members suffered “injuries including mental anguish, embarrassment, violation of their privacy and the sanctity of their home, and the fear of knowing that they were left exposed and unable to defend themselves...” via  Concord Monitor.