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Homeless man suing Fort Wayne over homeless camp destruction

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A homeless man is suing the city of Fort Wayne.

Keith See filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court Monday over the destruction of homeless camps in Fort Wayne in recent years, according to the Journal-Gazette.

See is reportedly seeking class-action status in the lawsuit. He wants others who have had their belongings seized and destroyed by city officials in the central part of the city included in his suit.

See claims his coat was taken during a March 21 raid at a homeless camp by the Maumee River. He also says others have had their tents, blankets and clothing seized and destroyed.

He feels the destruction of property is unconstitutional because he feels it’s unlawful seizure and skirts due process. He’s also seeking a temporary and permanent injunction against the city to prevent the destruction of further homeless camps.

The city has not responded to the suit publicly.

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