Portland ME Pays $72K To Couple Jailed After Filming Police

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Portland, Me., has paid $72,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Bar Harbor couple who were arrested and jailed after they filmed police, reports the Portland Press Herald. Jill Walker and Sabatino Scattoloni spent three hours in jail last May after Scattoloni briefly used a cellphone to film five police officers who were questioning a suspected drunk drive. Scattoloni at first filmed the officers from a short distance without incident, but when he and Walker moved closer, they were cuffed and charged with obstructing government business. The charges were later dropped.

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