A lawsuit filed by a Somers Point resident against the Linwood Police Department and the City of Linwood was dropped last month after a court found the plaintiff could not support his claims.

In September 2012, Vassilios Adamakos filed a handwritten complaint against Linwood police and the city alleging various constitutional violations as a result of an official policy or custom of the City of Linwood, according to the court. The complaint followed his arrest in September 2010.

The suit was dismissed in District Court Jan. 28 after United States District Judge Renee Marie Bumb found Adamakos had produced no evidence of such an official policy or custom.

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Adamakos was charged with unlawful computer access and stalking in 2010 after he sent two Facebook messages to Linwood police Officer Gary Coslop in which he said Coslop was a “disgrace” and looks “like a NAZI.” The charges were resolved via a plea agreement in which Adamakos was ordered to participate in an anger-management course, which he successfully completed. He was also placed on a one-year non-reporting probation program.

Adamakos said he fell into a deep depression and suffered a serious heart attack as a result of these charges and his subsequent arrest. In his complaint, he requested $750,000 for pain and suffering.

Adamakos was unsuccessful in a bid for a seat on Somers Point City Council as a Democrat last year.

Neither Adamakos nor a representative of the Linwood Police Department were available for comment Monday.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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