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Suit settled with Peoria over home raid sparked by Twitter parody of mayor

Suit settled with Peoria over home raid sparked by Twitter parody of mayor

The central Illinois city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a Twitter account he created depicting the mayor as a lewd fan of drugs and alcohol. Attorneys for 30-year-old Jon Daniel of Peoria called the deal "a civics lessons" for governments around Illinois that parody isn't cause for a police investigation. An attorney for the city said the deal, which includes no admission Peoria did anything wrong, made financial sense. The City Council still must approve the settlement. Daniel, through his American Civil Liberties Union attorneys, declined a request for an interview. But in...

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