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Monday, March 18, 2019

Pennsylvania police recklessly killed marijuana grower with bulldozer, lawsuit claims

Family of Greg Longenecker says police launched a dangerous chase after the 51-year-old, leading to his death

Pennsylvania state police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a 51-year-old Grateful Dead fan who had been caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine’s treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Monday.

Greg Longenecker’s family said police had no business chasing him with a dangerous piece of machinery, especially over a few pot plants he was cultivating for personal use.

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