Jackson paid $10,000 to settle abortion protest

By: AP
By: AP

Jackson, WY (AP) - The town of Jackson paid $10,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the arrest of a Kansas anti-abortion protester.

Mark Holick, a pastor with Spirit One Christian Ministries in Wichita, Kansas, sued the town and police officials following his 2011 arrest on the town square.

The town released records showing its settlement payment in response to a request from The Associated Press.

Holick's arrest came shortly after Jackson officials secured a state court order barring anti-abortion protesters from appearing on the town square. His lawsuit charged that the arrest violated his civil rights.

The State of Wyoming earlier announced that it had paid $60,000 in the case to settle claims against two Jackson police officers while the Local Government Liability Pool said it paid $155,000 in the case.

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