Trial date set for Pasco County activist's suit against city, former leaders

After four motions to dismiss the case, the civil suit between New Port Richey activist Marlowe Jones and several current and former city leaders is now going to trial on Nov. 4, 2024. Jones is suing the City of New Port Richey, its manager, the former mayor, the former police chief, and several former officers for "wrongful prosecution" and "emotional distress," among other things. In July of 2020, Jones was accused of pushing a police officer at a protest.