- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The town of Amherst has agreed to pay $5,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a longtime activist with a penchant for legal action who alleged he was roughed up by officers in 2012.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2axEXjh ) that Richard Maximus Strahan’s lawsuit alleged he was the victim of assault and battery, slander and false arrest during a November 2012 incident near a pharmacy.

The 64-year-old man says he was beat up by police officers while being served a trespass notice. He says he agreed to settle the lawsuit after Amherst police decided to no longer issue trespass notices on behalf of businesses.

Amherst’s town manager says insurance will cover the settlement payment to Strahan.


Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), https://www.gazettenet.com

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