A Massachusetts man who got arrested after videotaping a foul-mouthed police officer has been awarded more than $72,000 in a settlement.

As the Target 12 Investigators first reported in 2014, George Thompson had recorded Fall River police Officer Thomas Barboza loudly and repeatedly cursing on his cellphone while working a traffic detail in front of Thompson’s home in January 2014.

Barboza threatened and arrested Thompson. The officer then took Thompson’s phone, and police later deleted its contents.

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