City of Erin Faces Lawsuit in Free Speech Case

A man who was arrested for writing a taunt to the Erin police chief on his truck is suing the city in retaliation, the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports. Joe Southard was charged with criminal harassment last year because of the statement, but the charges were dropped in December. Southard is seeking $850,000 in damages from the city for violating his First Amendment rights and placing him under false arrest.
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