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Mother, Son Sue Over Arrest for Sitting In Front of Home

One minute, 24-year-old Matthew Andrews was sitting in his car in front of his Boynton Beach house, talking on the phone with a friend. The next minute he and his mother were under arrest, charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Before he or his mother, Cynthia Miller, could figure out why Boynton Beach police officer Michael Arco was so concerned about a man sitting in his own car in front of his own house, Andrews was in a choke hold with his arm twisted behind his back and she was slammed to the ground, according to a lawsuit alleging false arrest filed Sunday against the city in U.S. District Court.

Source: Palm Beach Post. Read full article. (link)

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