Settlement Reached In Police Suit In Pawtucket

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has announced a settlement in a federal lawsuit against Pawtucket city officials.

The suit was brought on behalf of five firefighters whose personal lockers at the fire station were searched by police without their knowledge or consent.

The ACLU says the outcome of the lawsuit affirms that the search was unlawful, violating the firefighters' constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and a state law protecting privacy.

The city has agreed to pay 1-thousand-dollars in damages to each plaintiff and just over 59-thousand-dollars in attorney's fees to the ACLU.

(Pawtucket Police Department Photo)

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