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."
?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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