All Don Margolis did was be kind to a boy who liked his MG sportscar. The next day, police arrested and charged him with a crime the Ohio Supreme Court had declared unconstitutional—even after the boy himself told them nothing improper had happened.

Cleveland, OH – Today, Donald Margolis, a married, retired smallbusinessman and United States Air Force veteran, sued [amended 10/31/23] the City of Amherst, Ohio officers Brian Griffin, Deven Small, [amended 10/31/23: Jeffry Zemenek, Kyle Ancog,] and Chief of Police Mark Cawthon among others, for federal civil-rights violations, malicious prosecution, false arrest, and civil liability for criminal acts, over Margolis's ordeal last fall.

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