Westport cops sued over ‘warrantless video surveillance’ in neighbor dispute
Published 11:31 am, Thursday, September 3, 2015
A Westport couple says in a lawsuit filed against local police that officers unlawfully set up video surveillance of their home after neighbors filed baseless complaints in a long-running feud.
John and Alison Borg, both psychologists, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune, say police installed cameras pointing at their home on the properties of two neighbors to monitor potential criminal activity. The lawsuit filed in Stamford Superior Court says the cameras were installed after neighbors met with police in January.
The Borgs' lawyer, A. Paul Spinella, told the Connecticut Law Tribune the cameras were a serious invasion of privacy and were installed without a warrant.
Spinella says one neighbor is retaliating against the couple after losing a legal battle over an easement between the properties.
Town Attorney Ira Bloom declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Read the complete article in the Connecticut Law Tribune here, http://bit.ly/1UoTB03