CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire metropolis is paying out $275,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over the arrest of a person who filmed the police.
The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit and stated Wednesday that Manchester agreed to make the cost to Alfredo Valentin.
Valentin is from Manchester and was arrested in 2015 on misdemeanor wiretapping costs after he used his telephone to document two cops who have been on obligation on the time.
The ACLU says the arrest violated Valentin’s First Amendments rights. It says Manchester countered that Valentin’s rights weren’t violated as a result of he was making an attempt to cover his telephone from view.
An lawyer for Manchester hasn’t responded to a request for remark.