2011-03-03 / Local & State

Police ‘Busted’ Sticker Violates Rights

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman is suing police over a “busted’’ sticker applied to her home before she had her day in court.

Deana Perry has sued the Middletown Police Department, saying in part that officers unfairly labeled her by putting the bright yellow sticker on her window after a raid three years ago.

The sticker read “SAY NO TO DRUGS’’ and “BUSTED’’ above the department’s name and logo.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports Perry’s husband was convicted on drug charges, but charges against her were dropped. Now she’s suing in federal court, claiming her constitutional rights were violated.

A conference is set for March 10.

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