Saturday, December 4, 2021
74.7 F
Fort Worth

Lawsuit: Texas police force violated the rights of activists

🕐 1 min read

LEON VALLEY, Texas (AP) — A group of activists who describe themselves as First Amendment “auditors” have filed a federal lawsuit against a suburban San Antonio police department on claims that include unlawful arrests and excessive force.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday against Leon Valley police Chief Joseph Salvaggio and his officers claims the constitutional rights of the activists were violated during three separate June protests at the police station.

The group says it targeted Leon Valley over what it perceived as an unlawful arrest and claims officers use heavy-handed tactics.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the group has used “video activism” to protest in other cities and question officials over constitutional matters, often posting the confrontation to YouTube.

Salvaggio says the actions of his officers were justified and describes the activists as “anarchists.”

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Fort Worth Business Press Logo
This advertisement will close in
Click here to continue to Fort Worth Business Press

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate