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San Diego settles lawsuit by protester arrested outside circus
San Diego settles lawsuit by protester arrested outside circus

The city of San Diego has settled an unlawful arrest lawsuit filed by an animal rights protester arrested in 2012 before a show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In exchange for $15,000, Elizabeth Ann Jacobelly, 50, of San Diego has agreed to drop her lawsuit and any future claims against the city. Jacobelly was arrested Aug. 26, 2012, outside the Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena) as she was protesting the alleged mistreatment of elephants by the circus. Jacobelly was initially put under citizen’s arrest by security guards and then arrested by police on suspicion of refusing to leave a privately operated business premise on public...

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