Labor activists, Memphis agree to settle civil rights lawsuit
MEMPHIS | Activists pushing for higher wages at fast-food restaurants have settled a lawsuit that claimed police in Memphis threatened protesters with arrest and followed labor organizers home after meetings.
U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman
approved the dismissal of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the Fight for $15 campaign’s Mid-South Organizing Committee against the city of Memphis, and several city officials.
A settlement letter says police will not engage in surveillance of plaintiff Antonio Cathey and two other activists without probable cause. The letter says police will not photograph license plates belonging to protesters at Fight for $15 rallies without cause.