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Man Sues Over Arrest For Filming Philly Cops

HARRISBURG – A Philadelphia man who was arrested for using his phone to videotape police officers is taking the city to court over alleged violations of the First Amendment.

According to the lawsuit, Christopher Montgomery v. City of Philadelphia, the plaintiff was arrested, imprisoned and had his property seized by Philadelphia police after he created a video and audio recording of the arrest of several individuals fighting in Center City on Jan. 23, 2011.  Montgomery was not directly involved in the incident, according to the lawsuit, but he was arrested, held for 45 minutes and charged with disorderly conduct, for which he was eventually found not guilty.

Source: PA Independent. Read full article. (link)

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