One southern Colorado city will pay $65,000 for locking a man out of the ‘virtual town square’

Colorado Public Radio: A Colorado Springs resident has settled a lawsuit against the city of Woodland Park and its former police chief for $65,000 after he was blocked from the police department’s Facebook page. 

It’s one of the largest settlements in a case where a public official blocked someone on Facebook, according to plaintiff’s attorney Andrew McNulty.

The case began in 2018, when a post on the police Facebook page detailed a recent cannabis-related raid of a local home conducted by Woodland Park police. They found 13 plants —  more than the 12 that were permitted in the home, according to the department.

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