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Thomas Smith

Sep 22, 2015

Man settles lawsuit over Facebook arrest

A man who was arrested after he called a Wisconsin police department racist on Facebook has settled a federal lawsuit alleging officers violated his rights.

Nov 25, 2014

Man sues police over Facebook deletions (UPDATE)

A man who got arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southwestern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency's officers violated his constitutional rights.

Jul 3, 2014

Appeals judge rules Facebook rant protected by First Amendment (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin appellate judge says an Arena man was within his rights when he posted profane insults toward police on Facebook.

Apr 8, 2014

Claims Board awards inmates for erroneous jail time (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Claims Board has awarded $7,600 to a Lake Mills man who was mistakenly held in prison for more than a year after his sentence was supposed to end.


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