No one was able to leave until 2 a.m., when the officers left after confirming all the workers were properly licensed, the suit alleges.
Follies says the officers had no reason to suspect they’d need an “overwhelming police presence” to conduct the search.
The lawsuit points out that the club won a case against DeKalb County for a similar police raid that took place in 2013, before Follies was annexed into the city.
Also in the suit, the club claims it was given no notice that the city had decided this year to rollback last call from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.
Follies is seeking damages to be determined at trial and attorney fees.
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