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Dec 10, 2013 11:12 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Man receives settlement after gay pride parade arrest

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- The city of Colorado Springs is settled with a man wrongly arrested at this summer's gay pride festival.

"These cops are arresting me for no reason at all this is an outrage you sergeants should be prosecuted," James Sorenson said, on tape, during the arrest this summer.

Police arrested Sorenson, a veteran, and jailed him for openly carrying a handgun at Acacia Park.

At the time, officers said it was illegal to carry a gun at the park, but that law was repealed a decade ago.

Now, all charges have been dropped, and the city has settled with Sorensen for a little more than $23,000.

 

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