Guy Who Flipped Cops Off Settles Suit for $4K

Robert Ekas says police violated his free speech
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2010 7:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – Robert Ekas fought the law, and the law has to pony up four grand: The Oregon man brought himself folk-hero fame when he sued cops for violating his free-speech rights when he flipped them the bird and they slapped him with baloney tickets, reports the Oregonian. Today, he settled the lawsuit for $4,000, saying that the police department had agreed "to implement a civil rights training program."

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The police department isn't copping to having harassed Ekas, saying only that the settlement was "a business decision. It was cheaper to settle the case than to proceed with litigation." Also, it denies that it agreed to civil rights training. Stay tuned.
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