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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:59 pm | Updated: 3:59 pm, Thu May 30, 2013.

RICHMOND — A Marine combat veteran from Chesterfield County who was ordered involuntarily into a Salem psychiatric hospital filed a federal suit today arguing he was illegally detained as part of a U.S. effort to suppress free speech "critical of the government's war efforts by veterans."

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia today lists some 15 defendants, including members of the Chesterfield Police Department and members of the county's Community Services Board who played a role in allegedly unlawfully detaining Brandon Raub and assessing the Marine veteran's mental condition.

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