The Case of the House the Police Blew Up! (Real True Crime // LegalEagle)

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Nice home ya got there. It’d be a shame if the police destroyed it.
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Based on the real case of Lech v. City of Greenwood Village (10th Cir. 2019). #TrueCrime #LegalEagle

Written by Devin Stone, Donnalyn Vojta & Tricia Aurand
Illustrations by Nik Gothic and Alex Duran
Edited by Amy McClung

Summary from Wikipedia:
The arrest of Robert Jonathan Seacat was the culmination of a destructive 19.48-hour standoff with American police in June 2015. After being chased by police for stealing clothing from a Walmart, Seacat barricaded himself in the Greenwood Village, Colorado house at 4219 South Alton Street. By the time Seacat was finally extracted from the premises, the house had been destroyed by law-enforcement in their efforts. The homeowner—Leo Lech—filed a lawsuit against the municipality for compensation, but was ruled against by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; he was considering appealing to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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