WVCDL Litigation

Campbell et al. v. City of Wheeling et al.

On May 11, 2011, WVCDL joined WVCDL member Keith Owen Campbell and his father, Larry Campbell, in a lawsuit against the City of Wheeling, its police chief, and 4 individual Wheeling police officers, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, challenging numerous violations of the Campbells' constitutional and civil rights while Keith Owen Campbell was lawfully and openly carrying his handgun on December 4, 2010, and the ongoing threat of further harassment of individuals who choose to open carry in the City of Wheeling.

  • Complaint (PDF) (original complaint rendered moot by First Amended Complaint)
  • Answer (PDF) (original answer rendered moot by First Amended Complaint and Answer to First Amended Complaint)