A civil case alleging false arrest and false imprisonment on the part of two Fostoria police officers has been dismissed by a Seneca County judge.
The case, filed last year on behalf of Paul Welly, a Fostoria resident who claimed the officers unlawfully restrained and threatened him during a traffic stop, was dismissed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff's courtroom Friday, according to court documents.
"There is no genuine issue of material fact and that defendants are entitled to judgment as a matter of law," court documents state.
Welly, who claimed the officers had caused emotional distress after they ordered him to take off his pants in the middle of the street to search him during a traffic stop in May of 2010, had been asking for more than $50,000 in damages.
The lawsuit also had claimed there was no probable cause for the search of Welly and his property, and that officers had threatened to destroy his property because they couldn't find anything illegal.