Civil Lawsuit Filed By The Three Duke Lacrosse Players

The Duke lacrosse case is apparently going to a courtroom again, this time in the form of a civil rights lawsuit.

The formerly accused players filed the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Greensboro against the former prosecutor, city of Durham and police.

It says the criminal case pushed by disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong was a chilling episode of police and prosecutorial misconduct.

Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans were charged with raping an exotic dancer until the state attorney general dismissed the charges as baseless.

Lawyers filing the lawsuit are seeking unspecified punitive and compensatory damages and attorneys fees.

It also calls for reforms to the way the Durham Police Department handles criminal investigations.