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Attorney files amended complaint against city

Attorneys for Boulder City resident John Hunt filed an amended complaint Sept. 6 in U.S. District Court against Boulder City, adding new information and charges of alleged retaliation by the city.

In the amended complaint, Hunt’s attorneys, Stephen Stubbs, Jared Richards and David T. Blake, state that the timing and circumstances of the city’s second criminal complaint against Hunt was filed in retaliation against him for filing a complaint against the city in U.S. District Court, as well as saying “Boulder City’s actions were motivated by an intent to deter or chill Hunt’s political speech.”

The city filed five criminal complaints against Hunt regarding his June 8, 2016, arrest less than a week after Hunt filed a complaint in District Court against Boulder City, the Boulder City Police Department and Sgt. John Glenn, accusing them of false arrest, as well as specifically accusing Glenn of violating Hunt’s free speech and due process, violating his Fourth and 14th amendment rights against search and seizure and using excessive force.

It also accuses all the defendants of malicious prosecution, abuse of process, false imprisonment, negligence, assault and battery.

According to Stubbs, the new charges against Hunt included the original ones, as well as a charge of obstructing a police officer.

Hunt’s attorneys also added official charges against Boulder City and Glenn for First Amendment retaliation and removed the Boulder City Police Department as a plaintiff.

Hunt was originally arrested by Glenn on several charges, including obstructing traffic and resisting arrest after he repeatedly walked back and forth in a marked crosswalk protesting a police-sanctioned pedestrian enforcement detail.

The law enforcement exercise was a joint operation by the Boulder City and Mesquite police departments and the Nevada Highway Patrol. In it, a police decoy repeatedly crossed the street in order to ticket drivers who did not yield correctly to pedestrians. The public was notified when the law would be enforced in front to the McDonald’s on Nevada Highway.

On June 22, 2016, the original charges against Hunt were dropped without prejudice, and neither party admitted any wrongdoing.

NDOT bridge repairs will restrict lanes on U.S. 95

Repairs to bridge spalls on southbound U.S. Highway 95 will result in lane restrictions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the outside lane between Horizon Drive and Lake Mead Parkway, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage and take alternate detour routes, if possible.