Aurora Shooting Witness Sues – $25k Settlement from Cops

A week after the Aurora shooting, Jim Mapes carried a revolver into a theater in Thornton, Colorado, and was arrested. He had a concealed carry permit, but the gun was carried openly on his belt, legal under Colorado law (except Denver). Mr. Mapes had apparently been a witness to the Batman movie shooting, but though he carried his gun that day, was only questioned by police at that time. On this occasion, a week later, a patron at the theater called the police on him and the police, ignorant of the laws apparently, arrested him. In the settlement, the police (of course) admitted no wrongdoing but settled the case for $25,000.

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  • db cooper June 3, 2014, 12:53 pm

    wear a gun, get some money. wow sounds like a racket. how long will this continue? until the town runs out of money or they educate their police officers!

  • DaveGinOly June 2, 2014, 12:13 pm

    Only $25K? This is like being arrested for reading a newspaper, going to church, or being the subject of an unlawful warrantless search! His counsel let the cops and the city off the hook on this one.

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