The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which had filed the lawsuit, said Wednesday that Manchester agreed to make the payment to Alfredo Valentin. The city resident was arrested in 2015 on misdemeanor wiretapping charges after he used his phone to record two Manchester police officers who were on duty at the time.
The ACLU said the arrest violated Valentin's First Amendments rights. It said that Manchester countered that Valentin's rights weren't violated because he was trying to hide his phone from view.
An attorney for Manchester didn't respond to a request for comment.