The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit on May 3, 2016, on behalf of Michael Gratteri, who was arrested and jailed after he posted a video on Facebook of his interaction with a Ford City police officer over a parking dispute in front of his home. According to the lawsuit, the officer charged Gratteri with violating the Wiretap Act after receiving advice from Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi. 

Press Releases


Sara Rose (ACLU-PA); Christy Foreman

Date filed

May 3, 2016


U.S. District Court for the Western District