DENVER (AP) â A woman says Denver police violated her rights when they confiscated her cellphone as she was using it to videotape her husband’s arrest during a protest.
Fort Collins resident Jessica Benn says in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that she was not interfering with officers when they took her phone during an April 2015 demonstration against police brutality. She says she was standing on a public sidewalk, clearly recording police as they arrested protesters.READ MORE: Colorado Lawmakers Consider Auditing State’s COVID Testing Program: 'It’s Not Fair 1,100 Nursing Home Patients Died'
The lawsuit says Benn never got her phone back despite contacting police several times. The suit blames the police department for failing to train its officers on First Amendment rights and seeks unspecified damages.READ MORE: Ptarmigan Fire: Hundreds Remain Evacuated Morning After Wildfire Started Near Homes In Summit County
City Attorney Scott Martinez declined to comment, saying officials had not yet been served with the lawsuit.MORE NEWS: Denver Weather: Tuesday Is Our Final Warm Day, Cool And Wet Weather Is Coming
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