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Unformatted text preview: Hackbart to fire the same gesture in that direction. The recipient was Elledge, who was stopped in his patrol car. While issuing Hackbart a ticket, Elledge repeatedly shouted, "You don't flip me off," the lawsuit states. A district judge found Hackbart guilty in June and fined him $119.75. The charges later were withdrawn by the Allegheny County District Attorney's office after Hackbart appealed. Hackbart claims the ordeal cost him $590 in court fees, lost wages and round trip airfare from Tampa, Fla., to attend a court hearing. He is seeking to recover this money and an unspecified amount in damages through his lawsuit. In October, a Lawrence County man settled his federal lawsuit against police in Center, Beaver County, after he was charged with disorderly conduct. Thomas Burns, of New Castle, flipped off a road construction worker. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Jason Cato can be reached at email@example.com or 412-320-7840. Back to headlines...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POL 1013 taught by Professor Dr.j.philiprogers during the Spring '05 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.
- Spring '05