Lawsuit against Woodland Park claims civil rights violations for blocking social media comments

KOAA News5 (Southern Colorado): A lawsuit filed in Federal Court this week claims Woodland Park Police violated civil rights with regard to its social media policy.

The lawsuit, filed by Delbert Sgaggio, names the City of Woodland Park, the Woodland Park Police Department, Chief Miles De Young, and several officers and city employees identified as John Does 1-99.

The lawsuit centers around comments from the search of a home in 2018.

Sgaggio said he posted comments critical of WPPD on a Facebook post about a search for an illegal marijuana grow that were deleted. He said he eventually was blocked from commenting on the department’s posts.

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