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Mississippi city pays $34,000 to man in traffic stop arrest

January 3, 2019

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi city is paying $34,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by a man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo and its insurer agreed Dec. 26 to pay the money to Cameron Robinson.

Robinson sued last year, saying he was wrongfully arrested after he rolled up a window during a traffic stop. Robinson said he was protecting his sick children from inclement weather, but was arrested.

Robinson was a passenger in a car stopped because an officer said a handicap placard and a necklace were obstructing the driver’s view.

The man was taken to jail and paid $425 in cash bail to be released. He was never convicted of disobeying a police officer, with charges instead suspended indefinitely.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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