Tezcalipoca was arrested on suspicion of disrupting the council meeting and obstructing a police officer. Police said that he would be released Tuesday night and that he promised to appear in court.
Some said Tezcalipoca was treated unfairly.
Theresa Dang, a friend of Tezcalipoca, said video of the meeting will show that Tezcalipoca's three minutes of speaking time wasn't up and that the arrest was unnecessary....
Supporters of Costa Mesa's plan say it will only target criminals who
have broken the law, but opponents fear it will lead to racial
profiling and enforcement will be aimed largely at Costa Mesa's Latino
community. Those arguments were raised Tuesday, and speakers on both
sides of the issue said what Costa Mesa does will be watched around the