ACLU Files First of Several Lawsuits Against Philadelphia PD for Arresting Citizens with Cameras• Photography Is Not a Crime
Montgomery was charged with disorderly conduct, which is the usual catch-all charge police use when they can’t find an actual law that was broken.
And he was convicted, which shows just how broken the system can be.
But he appealed and had the conviction reversed, which opened up the avenues to allow him to sue for First Amendment retaliation, malicious prosecution, illegal search and seizure and false arrest.
Although the lawsuit does not list the spoliation of evidence as a cause of action, they plan to make that an issue as the suit progresses.