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Eric "F*CK COPS" Brandt Files Free-Speech Suit Against Mayor Who Had Him Arrested

If you live in the Denver metro area, you may have seen Eric Brandt, who often rides a bicycle while displaying a giant hand, complete with extended middle finger, that's emblazoned with the phrase "FUCK COPS."

Brandt claims he's been mistreated by police officers on numerous occasions, but now Denver attorney David Lane feels he has the upper-hand, as it were, after he was arrested at a Westminster City Council meeting for doing nothing more than speaking as scheduled during a public-comments segment. Continue for more photos, plus a video, audio from the meeting and the lawsuit Lane's filed on Brandt's behalf.

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