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Woman charged for being topless wins $50K settlement

Posted at 5:17 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 19:17:17-05

LOVELAND (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with indecent exposure for playing Frisbee topless has won a $50,000 settlement in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported that the settlement of 20-year-old Effie Krokos’s lawsuit took effect Thursday.

Krokos said she got overheated while playing Frisbee in her fiance’s front yard in September and took her shirt off almost without thinking. She said she was issued a summons despite telling the police officer that the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that a similar law in nearby Fort Collins was unconstitutional.

The court ruled in February that the law only prohibited women from going topless in violation of the 14th Amendment.

City officials plan to recommend that city councilors review the ordinance.


Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald,