Dinius files lawsuit against Lake County officials

August 11, 2010 5:47:39 PM PDT
A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Lake County district attorney, sheriff and several officers by a man who stood trial and was acquitted of manslaughter in a fatal boat crash on Clear Lake.

Bismarck Dinius was steering a sailboat at night in April 2006 when a power boat driven by the No. 2 official in the sheriff's department slammed into it. Authorities only charged Dinius with the death of a passenger on the sailboat, and he is now suing the county for malicious prosecution.