Fort Collins, ACLU settle panhandling lawsuit

Update 1:20 p.m. Fort Collins has agreed to stop "arresting, ticketing, citing, or otherwise interfering with individuals who engage in passive solicitation," according to the Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. The agreement is part of a settlement between the two over a lawsuit filed in February about the city's panhandling ordinance. The original story continues below:

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The two sides had been scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday on the lawsuit but the hearing was canceled to allow the agreement to be finalized. The Coloradoan newspaper reports that the details of the deal are expected to be released on Monday.

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