Our hero has his gun back. He got the bullets back in a heat-sealed plastic bag. While visiting, I noticed another heat-sealed bag of bullets. Seems this was the leftover from his earlier accident when the Westminster police took his gun.
He keeps souvenirs of his brushes with the law, I guess.
Anyway, the deadline for the cops to file charges is end of February, and he then has 18 months to file any suits. I'm guessing that no charges will be filed, and while everybody involved treated him rather shabbily, and the cops gave him a first-class rousting, I'm having a hard time imagining a successful lawsuit anywhere.
Nothing going on until then, if at all.