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Court rejects constitutional claim brought by man arrested for violating dog leash ordinance

In Minor v. City of  Sylvan Lake, the plaintiff attempted to sue the arresting officer and the City for selective enforcement of the dog leash ordinance.  He claimed that he was singled out for an atypical arrest because of his history with the officer and the City.  The trial court denied the defendants'motion for summary disposition, but the Court of Appeals reversed:  it held that since the plaintiff was guilty of a misdemeanor--in the officer's presence--under the City ordinance, his rights were not violated by the arrest--no matter whether it was "selective" enforcement that might violate his constitutional rights.

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