RIO VISTA — A civil rights dispute between a motorcycle club and the city is once again active in the courts.
Robert Anderson and the Saxon Creed Motorcycle Club filed a federal lawsuit against the city, the city’s Police Department and its chief, Greg Bowman, alleging civil rights violations. The case was dismissed in November, but the plaintiffs filed an amended claim Dec. 9.
Now the lawsuit is back in the City Council’s hands as a topic for closed-door discussion Tuesday.
The nature of the discussion is unknown, but the lawsuit centers on an incident in which Anderson and the bike club allege that Bowman and the police fabricated reasons to deny a temporary use permit for the group to have a pig roast in Blackwelders Park in Rio Vista on July 7, 2012.
Court reports indicate that a notice from Bowman, five days before the event, stated that the permit was denied based “primarily on the application provided to the (city), the lack of timeliness in submitted required documents, and in part based on false and/or misleading information provided . . . during the hearing.”
Closed session begins at 5 p.m. at One Main St. For more information, go to riovistacity.com.
Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.