The Honolulu City Council is on track to approve an $80,000 settlement for a lesbian couple who sued the city contending a Honolulu police officer harassed and arrested them after he saw them kissing in a North Shore grocery store.
The couple spent three days in jail after the altercation.
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According to the lawsuit brought by California tourists Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero, they were walking through the aisles of a Foodland store when Officer Bobby Harrison “observed their consensual romantic contact and, in a loud voice, ordered plaintiffs to stop and ‘take it somewhere else,’” the Associated Press reported.
After Harrison observed them kissing again, he and the women got into a physical altercation, the lawsuit said. Wilson and Guerrero were arrested and spent three days in jail on suspicion of felony assault of an officer, according to the Associated Press.