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Colorado man awarded $23,000 for wrongful arrest after open carrying in a city park 

The city of Colorado Springs has had to fork over $23,500 to a man who was wrongfully arrested last summer for openly carrying a firearm in a city park. Arresting officers claimed that the man was in violation of the law, but it turned out that the law they were referring to had been repealed nearly a full decade ago.

According to a local NBC affiliate, James Sorensen and his partner were leaving PrideFest at Acacia Park in Colorado Springs on July 21, 2012, the day following the Aurora theater shooting, when an officer stopped and questioned Sorensen for openly carrying a .40-caliber handgun on
his hip.

The conversation quickly turned into a heated debate and Sorensen was detained and eventually arrested. Sorensen’s partner videotaped 13 minutes of the ordeal and posted it to YouTube, where it’s received

Added: Dec-19-2013 Occurred On: Dec-13-2013
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Tags: Colorado, open cary, man awarded, 23k, wrongful arrest, Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (load item map)
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