Lawsuit against Jacksonville over police misuse of database settles
There’s an update to a lawsuit, noted previously, that alleged that two police officers misused a database to find out information about a highway patrol trooper who issued a speeding ticket to a Miami police officer in 2011. The trooper sued after being harassed, alleging violations of the Drivers Privacy Protection Act. The city would later claim, as part of its defense, that the federal law was unconstitutional.
Steve Patterson reports that the lawsuit has been settled, which means that the constitutional challenge goes away. At least, for now.
The terms of the settlement have not been made public.