By HOLBROOK MOHR
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A woman has reached a lawsuit settlement with a south Mississippi city where she says police arrested her for protesting the BP oil spill then arrested her again in retaliation for suing.
Terms of Tuesday's settlement were not disclosed in court records. Attorneys didn't respond to messages Wednesday.
Sandra Howard sued Long Beach in U.S. District Court in Gulfport on Nov. 18, 2011.
She says her constitutional rights were violated when she was arrested June 12, 2010, while protesting on a public sidewalk near a service station selling BP gasoline.
The lawsuit says she spent one night in jail and the case was eventually remanded to file.
The ACLU of Mississippi filed an amended complaint for Howard. It said Howard was arrested again as retaliation for the original lawsuit.
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