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City of Atlanta has agreed to pay $20,000 to street performer Baton Bob

From The ajc


The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved the settlement at a 3 p.m. meeting Tuesday. The City Council will get the final vote at an upcoming meeting, but is expected to make the settlement final.

Bob Jamerson, 62, said he was celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal ban on same-sex marriage when he donned a short wedding dress and hit a Midtown street corner on June 26, 2013, his lawsuit stated. But his performance was halted by his arrest, and he was charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of obstruction against the officer, all misdemeanors.
City of Atlanta has agreed to pay $20,000 to street performer Baton Bob to settle a federal lawsuit filed after his 2013 arrest in Midtown, according to a City Council resolution.
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