4) Defendants John Does I-XV are police officers of theMetropolitan Police Department.
Jurisdiction And Venue
5) Jurisdiction is founded on 28 U.S.C. § 1331 in that this actionarises under the Constitution and laws of the United States.6) Venue lies in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391.
7) On the night of February 2, 2010, Corrigan was in his home at2408 N. Capitol Street, N.W., which he occupied with his dog.8) Corrigan telephoned what he believed to be the "Military'sEmotional Support Hotline" because he was depressed and had not sleptfor several days.9) The number Corrigan called was in fact the National SuicideHotline. When he stated that he was a veteran, he was asked if he hadfirearms, to which he said yes. He said nothing about being suicidalor using a firearm or threatening any one. After a short conversation,Corrigan hung up, turned off the phone, took prescribed sleepingmedication, and went to bed.10) At approximately 4 a.m. in the morning of February 3, 2010,Corrigan awoke because he heard his name being called over a bullhorn.There were floodlights outside his front and back doors and anestimated 8 police officers in the back yard and 20 in the front yard.11) Corrigan turned on his phone and found that Officer Fischer ofthe 5 District was calling him, asking him to come out, which he did
at about 4:50 a.m., locking the door behind him. He was handcuffed and
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