The Myerson v. City of Los Angeles Records consist of materials collected by Seymour Myerson pertaining to his lawsuit against
the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), LAPD Chief of Police Edward M. Davis, and LAPD Officer
Clifford E. Ruff. Mr. Myerson was represented in this lawsuit by ACLU volunteer attorney Samuel Paz of Gomez, Paz, Rodriguez
& Sanora and Fred Okrand of the ACLU. Materials in this collection range in date from 1971 to 1985.
In June of 1977 Seymour "Mike" Myerson, a retired architect and long-time Los Angeles community activist, filed suit against
the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), LAPD Chief of Police Edward M. Davis and LAPD Officer Clifford
E. Ruff. In this lawsuit he charged officers of the LAPD with harassment and illegal surveillance and claimed he was prevented
from expressing his social, political, and economic views. Mr. Myerson was represented in his suit by attorneys Samuel Paz,
volunteer attorney and President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Southern California Chapter, and Fred Okrand,
also of the ACLU.
7 legal boxes;
2 1/3 linear feet
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