Man Sues City Over AIDS Postcard
The Associated Press, July 3, 1999
RICHMOND, VA -- A man acquitted of an indecent exposure charge has filed
a $5 million lawsuit against police, claiming they slandered him by sending him a postcard
recommending he be tested for AIDS.
In his lawsuit, filed this week, Johnny Lee Bodrick, Jr., 50, said the postcard falsely
implied that he had committed a felony and that he had ``a contagious disease offensive to
The card reached him before he was acquitted in April, when computer records showed he
had been at work at the time he was accused of exposing himself in a city park.
Police had mailed more than 50 similar postcards to men charged with sex-related
offenses as part of crime clean-up operation in parks.
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