Homeless man sues city, alleging harassment through Facebook pages used by police
KTLA / Al Seib, Los Angeles Times
The lawsuit asserts that online posts led to Rex Schellenberg being harassed by police and that his van was illegally towed.

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Rex Schellenberg, 81, and his attorney Carol Sobel are taking the city to court over a phenomenon that has divided Angelenos: Facebook pages where Valley residents have complained about encampments and other issues and shared their concerns with police, sometimes including photos of people on the street.

In the lawsuit, they accuse the city of allowing a police officer to target and harass Schellenberg with the help of those Facebook groups, sharing sensitive and sometimes erroneous information about him and his physical and mental state. The lawsuit asserts that online posts led to Schellenberg being harassed by police and that his van was illegally towed.

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