Feb 062020
 
 February 6, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Robert Patrick reported:

A lawsuit by a man who said a Pevely police officer illegally detained him and seized his cellphone has been settled for $75,000, according to settlement documents obtained Monday.

Matthew Rankin, of Corpus Christi, Texas, sued in U.S. District Court in St. Louis in June, claiming that Officer Wayne Casey pried his phone out of his hand using a “thumb lock” and repeatedly threatened him with arrest after Casey spotted Rankin filming a traffic stop on Jan. 16, 2019.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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