Talk Host Wins Settlement From State Of Wisconsin Over Arrest While Covering Protest
June 29, 2016 at 3:48 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WXXM (92.1 THE MIC)/MADISON, WI "THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATES RADIO" co-host DOMINIC SALVIA has won a $75,000 settlement from the state of WISCONSIN for violating his civil rights by arresting him while he covered a demonstration against Governor SCOTT WALKER, reports the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL.
SALVIA was taking pictures of the JULY 2013 event when police arrested and ticketed him as part of a mass arrest of protestors, leading to a lawsuit and the present settlement. SALVIA's attorney JEFF SCOTT OLSON, who will get $47,500 of the settlement, plans to represent another approximately 100 protestors in an additional suit over the arrests.