BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday that alleges two brothers were unlawfully arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights in Annapolis.
According to the lawsuit, Jeff and Kevin Hulbert were arrested while Jeff was carrying a sign on a public sidewalk in the state capital.
Jeff was reportedly unlawfully ordered from the sidewalk, before being arrested by police while “lawfully picketing.”
Kevin Hulbert was then arrested for filming police while they arrested his brother, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also alleges the Chief of the Maryland Capitol Police retaliated against the Hulberts with additional charges because he was “angry about the negative media coverage his office was receiving.”