Police Settle Case After Allegedly Harassing & Arresting Man Over 'Letters To The Editor' Criticizing Police (InformationLiberation)
Sunday March 4th, 2012
Via La Crosse Tribune:
Antonio Angelini accused Sgt. Jason Pipkin of violating his constitutional rights in retaliation for criticizing the police department in newspaper letters to the editor, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Madison.Read the full story here.
“Unfortunately, when the police fail to police themselves, they end up in federal court,” Angelini’s attorney Frank Doherty said.
On March 6, 2010, Pipkin did a “walk-through” of Angelini’s business, Angelini’s Pizzeria and Ristorante, and demanded to inspect his liquor license, according to the suit.
Angelini was later arrested but no charges were filed.
As the case was settled, it appears the cop will face no repercussions for his alleged harassment.