Thorpe police officer sued

Thorpe police officer sued

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Spocky

Germany

#1 Jun 11, 2013
http://www.topix.com/poll/ \?node=city/jim-thorpe-pa

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Action filed in federal court alleges civil rights violation and false arrest during incident at 2011 graduation
By DEN MCLAUGHLIN [email protected]

A Jim Thorpe police officer has been sued in federal court for allegedly violating the civil rights of a Lehighton man he arrested.

Lee Marzen, detective for the police department, was sued in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Scranton, in his individual capacity, by Christopher Mazzella, of Lehighton.

The suit states on June 10, 2011, about 6:30 p.m. Mazzella was at the graduation ceremony of Jim Thorpe High School where his brother was a graduate.

During the ceremony Mazzella made celebratory and congratulatory noise when his brother's name was announced.

The suit goes on to state a short time later Marzen "accosted" Mazzella and without warrant and without any probable cause to believe Mazzella had engaged in any criminal activity, committed a "battery upon, assaulted, and detained the plaintiff, in violation of the Plaintiff's right to be free from unreasonable seizures," the suit alleges.

The suit alleges that Marzen attempted to cover-up the assault and battery, with a false and illegal arrest and "use of excessive force" to falsely accuse Mazzella of resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct.

Mazzella was charged and arraigned on the charges and detained at the county prison for several hours until bail was posted, the suit states.

The suit charges, "At no time while the plaintiff was in custody was he offered any medical attention or care. However, the following day, because of the injuries inflicted upon him by the Defendant Marzen's use of excessive force during the course of the assault, battery, and false arrest, the Plaintiff was required to receive medical attention and care, and as a result has been damaged financially."

The suit states that Mazzella went on trial and was acquitted of all charges by a county jury panel. The trial judge also acquitted him of a summary offense.

The suit states because of the alleged illegal arrest Mazzella was forced to expend $8,000 for legal representation.

The suit further charges in May of this year, "in retaliation for the Plaintiff's acquittal on the false charges brought against him, on a pretext and without a warrant, probable cause or other justification, the Defendant Marzen, illegally invaded a rental property which he knew was owned by the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's family, and which he knew was occupied by an individual who had testified on behalf of the Plaintiff during the criminal trial.

"While inside the house, the Defendant Marzen kicked in a door, rifled through various dressers and other containers, and otherwise invaded the personal and property rights of the plaintiff and caused damage to the plaintiff's property or that of his family."

The suit alleges Mazzella's constitutional rights under the fourth and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution were violated. The suit also makes other allegations of loss of rights and expenditures of money for medical treatment and legal fees.

The multiple-count suit alleges assault and battery, false arrest and illegal imprisonment, harassment and intentional destruction of property.

Sought is compensatory and punitive damages, not specified, against Marzen along with the costs of the action, reasonable attorney fees and costs, and "such other and further relief as may be deemed appropriate."

The action was filed by the law offices of Worth, Magee & Fisher, of Lehighton.
Wondering

Watertown, NY

#2 Jun 11, 2013
Do you think anybody cares?
No
Do yoy think they'll win?
No
How come the suit doesn't mention what was found when the house was searched?
Army Cook

Lehighton, PA

#3 Jun 11, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Do you think anybody cares?
No
Do yoy think they'll win?
No
How come the suit doesn't mention what was found when the house was searched?
Keep your pie hole shut you towel head looking mofo! Sounds like Girl Lee will be canned.
Vince Mc Mahon

Lehighton, PA

#4 Jun 11, 2013
You're FIRED!!!!!
ACAB

France

#6 Jun 11, 2013
Army Cook wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep your pie hole shut you towel head looking mofo! Sounds like Girl Lee will be canned.
Sounds like the detective is up the creek without a paddle. I guess they don't teach constitutional law at the LCCC police academy.
RickRude

Lehighton, PA

#7 Jun 11, 2013
To the IGNORANT and UNEDUCATED Carbon County sweat hog's....this is what they call a frivilous lawsuit which is unjust and purely retaliatory. The Detective shall prevail so stay tuned folks!
Yup

Lehighton, PA

#8 Jun 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Do you think anybody cares?
No
Do yoy think they'll win?
No
How come the suit doesn't mention what was found when the house was searched?
Yup we care, it only took (5) years for KARMA to finally work on dickhead Marzen, Paybacks are BiotchS hugh? LOL, bout time ! and NO more hot tub parties with TINK !
Waste

Lehighton, PA

#9 Jun 12, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/christopher.r.mazzel...

Well he looks like a real winner....his photos really show his true personality. Another roach that should have stayed in New York
Common criminal

Lehighton, PA

#10 Jun 12, 2013
http://articles.mcall.com/2003-09-04/news/348...

Mazzella seems to just be a drain on society
69 News

Lehighton, PA

#11 Jun 12, 2013
RickRude wrote:
To the IGNORANT and UNEDUCATED Carbon County sweat hog's....this is what they call a frivilous lawsuit which is unjust and purely retaliatory. The Detective shall prevail so stay tuned folks!
Oh! we will be staying tuned to this one, We are also checking into other issues Defective Marzen was involved in. Stay tuned in folks, we'll let you know the whole scoop of thigs as they develop.
Scoop this

Lehighton, PA

#12 Jun 12, 2013
69 News wrote:
<quoted text> Oh! we will be staying tuned to this one, We are also checking into other issues Defective Marzen was involved in. Stay tuned in folks, we'll let you know the whole scoop of thigs as they develop.
Sad to say there are always BS lawsuits against cops that actually do their jobs. It happens time and time again and this kid won't get a dime
Delinquent

Lehighton, PA

#13 Jun 12, 2013
I was there for this. His so called congratulatory noise consisted of blowing an air horn several times, to the point where you could not hear the names of students be called. It appeared this kid didn't like being told to knock it off. If it were my child who's graduation tape was ruined from a jack azz tooting his own horn, I would be upset. Sounds like another bogus suit filed by the Mazella family.
Good One

Lehighton, PA

#14 Jun 12, 2013
I hope this Mazella gets busted for one of the many things that he does.

As for Marzen, he is one of the few good cops in our area. I hope the borough goes after Mazella for their legal fees. If they can't get him to pay, then go after the incompetent attorney's bringing this lawsuit.
Book Mobile

Chalfont, PA

#15 Jun 12, 2013
Good One wrote:
I hope this Mazella gets busted for one of the many things that he does.

As for Marzen, he is one of the few good cops in our area. I hope the borough goes after Mazella for their legal fees. If they can't get him to pay, then go after the incompetent attorney's bringing this lawsuit.
If you could read at a 1st grade level you may comprehend the borough is not being sued only the dope they call a detective.

The borough isn't named in the lawsuit dummy!

Remember reading is fundamental!
Wrong

Lehighton, PA

#16 Jun 12, 2013
Book Mobile wrote:
<quoted text>If you could read at a 1st grade level you may comprehend the borough is not being sued only the dope they call a detective.
The borough isn't named in the lawsuit dummy!
Remember reading is fundamental!
A police officer is a representative of the borough, town, state or county he works for. When you sue a police officer your pretty much suing the entity he works for since the alleged action took place while he was serving in his official capacity. When police officers are sued and lose the suit that money comes from the government they work for and not from their personal checking account. Remember Detective Marzin is being sued not Lee Marzin.
JT resident

Lehighton, PA

#17 Jun 12, 2013
First of all, the name is "Marzen", not "Marzin". Being one of the people at that graduation, I can say without hesitation that the kid was way over the top in his behavior. They blatted that horn to the point that it disrupted the entire graduation. Marzen called them down from the bleachers (he didn't go up, and they were all the way at the top). They came down and he told them to get out. The kids refused, and Marzen turned them,with the other cop present, and gave them a little shove. Nothing was inappropriate. That's when it got interesting, cuz when they went through the double doors of the auditorium, the so-called victim, Mr. "my civil rights were violated", turned and swung a punch at the cop. Lots of people saw it. Those kids were high as kites, it was obvious. So the little pisher is mad cuz he maybe got some rough treatment later, where's his apology for trying to punch the cop? The little b*****d got his freebie with the jury walk, no way should he be paid for his obnoxious behavior. I've got family members that will happily smack him up for his idiot antics. When do the cops get to sue for violation of their civil rights when these idiots try and hurt them for doing their jobs?
Wrong Again

Chesapeake, OH

#18 Jun 12, 2013
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>A police officer is a representative of the borough, town, state or county he works for. When you sue a police officer your pretty much suing the entity he works for since the alleged action took place while he was serving in his official capacity. When police officers are sued and lose the suit that money comes from the government they work for and not from their personal checking account. Remember Detective Marzin is being sued not Lee Marzin.
Mazzella v. Marzen
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Plaintiff: Christopher Mazzella
Defendant: Lee Marzen

Case Number: 3:2013cv01516
Filed: June 6, 2013

Court: Pennsylvania Middle District Court
Office: Scranton Office
County: Carbon
Presiding Judge: Unassigned4

Nature of Suit: Civil Rights - Other Civil Rights
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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THE OJ

Chesapeake, OH

#19 Jun 12, 2013
I see the detective and he be looking kinda scared. Those civil lawsuits are ain't no joke!

Regards,
The Juice
Still Wrong

Lehighton, PA

#20 Jun 12, 2013
Wrong Again wrote:
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Mazzella v. Marzen
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Plaintiff: Christopher Mazzella
Defendant: Lee Marzen
Case Number: 3:2013cv01516
Filed: June 6, 2013
Court: Pennsylvania Middle District Court
Office: Scranton Office
County: Carbon
Presiding Judge: Unassigned4
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights - Other Civil Rights
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
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Hes still being sued in his official capacity not as a private individual
69 News

Lehighton, PA

#21 Jun 13, 2013
News Flash! Officials find out that Chubby Chief Schatz knew all along the search that Defective Marzen did was illegal and also tried to cover it up, then the nitwit had a donut party. More allegations coming! stay tuned.

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