Private citizen issues parking ticket to cop

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 24, 2008 14:45 EDT
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An attorney has filed an illegal parking complaint against a Portland police officer.

Eric Bryant says he was sitting at a restaurant in the trendy Northwest part of town when Officer Chad Stensgaard parked his patrol car next to a “No Parking” sign and walked inside to wait for his food.

Bryant told the Portland Mercury, an alternative weekly newspaper, that Stensgaard acknowledged the no parking sign when asked about it, but then just watched a basketball game on TV until his food was ready.

Bryant says he looked up the law and then filed a complaint as a private citizen, alleging violations with fines totaling $540.

(with wire reports)

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast April 23, 2008.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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