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Eagle attorneys: City ignores destroyed, missing evidence in lawsuit over gay bar raid

Atlanta Eagle staff and patrons rally one the one-year anniversary of the APD raid

A week after the city of Atlanta filed a legal brief defending its handling of documents related to the controversial September 2009 police raid on the Atlanta Eagle, attorneys for plaintiffs in the gay bar the night of the incident fired back, claiming the city makes "no specific or meaningful attempt to explain or rebut the most serious allegations."

Patrons and staff of the Atlanta Eagle are suing the city in federal court after the botched raid, and have recently asserted that the city is not providing the information they have requested in the lawsuit's discovery phase. The Atlanta Police Department's Red Dog unit has been accused of illegally detaining the staff and patrons, searching them without warrants and using anti-gay slurs during the raid. The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Dan Grossman and attorneys with Lambda Legal and the Southern Center for Human Rights.

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Judge orders trans woman reinstated to job at Ga. General Assembly

Vandy Beth Glenn took a step closer to vindication today when a federal judge ordered the Georgia General Assembly to reinstate her to her previous job as a legislative editor. Glenn was fired in 2007 after disclosing her plan to transition from male to female.