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ACLU Settles Lawsuits Against Smyrna Police

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has settled two federal lawsuits involving the conduct of town police officers in Smyrna.

The settlements filed Wednesday involve three separate incidents, including one in which a man was ticketed for flashing his headlights to warn other motorists of a speed trap.

The other incidents involved a man who was arrested for cursing in the presence of police after being assaulted, and a high school student who was arrested after pressing a harassment complaint against another student. In all three cases, charges were dismissed.

Town officials agreed to issue a memo to officers on proper procedures and to host a training session. Other changes include reforming the police department's complaint process and discontinuing a quota system for traffic tickets for 10 years.

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