Woman, Boyfriend to File Claim Against Vallejo for Calling Abduction a Hoax

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Denise Louise Huskins, -- originally from Huntington Beach -- was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department)

Soon after Denise Huskins’ boyfriend told the Vallejo Police Department that she had been abducted in late March, police officials called her disappearance part of a hoax.

More than two months later, in early June, the FBI arrested a Harvard-educated former attorney, Matthew Muller, 38, of Orangevale, Calif., in connection with Huskins’ kidnapping.

Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, now filed a legal claim Thursday against the city of Vallejo over what they call “false and unfair accusations” made by police that the couple faked the woman’s kidnapping.

“Instead of focusing on finding the true perpetrator… and protecting the community from a violent predator, [police] instead intentionally destroyed the lives and reputations of these two innocent victims,” the claim said.

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