Lawsuit claiming retaliation by police settled for $2,500

BERLIN — A local man received $2,500 to settle a federal lawsuit he filed against Berlin borough police and a Collingswood cop claiming they retaliated against him after he filed a prior lawsuit against the department.

Open public records advocate John Paff reported the settlement this week.

John Kleinberg alleged in his May 2016 suit that after he filed a 2012 federal suit against Collingswood police officer Darren Lomonaco and Berlin officers alleging they violated his 1st, 4th and 14th Amendment rights, officers began retaliating against him.

In 2013, Kleinberg said he mailed a letter to his ex-wife requesting emancipation of their son. …read more

Source: NJ.com Camden

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