Peoria mayor sued over raid in response to fake Twitter account

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A man who created a fake Twitter account implying he was the mayor of Peoria has filed a lawsuit.

Jon Daniel says his constitutional rights were violated when police in Peoria raided his home in April, took his computer and detained him.

He’s suing the city, mayor and several other officials.

Daniel says he created the twitter handle @peoriamayor as a parody, which his attorney says is protected by the First Amendment.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis says it’s not clear that the page was a joke, and that he might file a defamation lawsuit of his own.


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