When your policy violates the law...
Mark Marchiafava was arrested for opening carrying a firearm -- even though it's legal to do so. He sued the city that arrested him, and received a significant settlement (the exact amount is confidential).
After his arrest, Marchiafava said, Police Chief Bill Landry told other people: ?We have a policy of arresting anybody carrying any type of firearm without a concealed-gun permit."And yet...
?We will follow the law as prescribed,? Landry said, adding that the law permits carrying a firearm in an unconcealed holster. But Landry will not discuss the case further.Pity it takes a lawsuit and a substantial out-of-court settlement to get police officers to know and follow the law.
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