HONOLULU (CBS / AP) — The Honolulu Police Department has opened an internal investigation based on a lesbian couple’s allegations an officer wrongfully arrested them for kissing in a grocery store while on vacation.
The department announced the investigation on Wednesday, a day after Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero filed a lawsuit. They say they were harassed and arrested because the officer didn’t like their public displays of affection in a Foodland store on Oahu’s North Shore.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
Their attorney, Eric Seitz, says there was a scuffle while they were being arrested, and they were charged with felony assault on an officer. Charges were eventually dismissed. He says the incident happened on their second day on vacation from Los Angeles.READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
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