Mark Bullman is the attorney for the two men. Dan Grossman, lead attorney for the Atlanta Eagle plaintiffs, is co-counsel.
“I’ve heard many stories of citizens who were strip searched in public by officers of Red Dog,” Grossman told WSB.
The raid on the Atlanta Eagle in September 2009 was conducted by the APD’s Vice Squad which called in the Red Dog Unit for backup. Patrons in the bar that night who later sued the APD including many Red Dog officers said members of the paramilitary unit used anti-gay slurs against them and used excessive force.
The city settled the lawsuit with the Eagle plaintiffs last month for more than $1 million. The settlement also included reforms to APD’s standard operating procedures by mandating no more illegal search and seizures as well as an internal investigation into all of the officers involved in the raid to be concluded by May.