August 7, 2022

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$14 million paid to Colorado protesters in excessive force case

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Nationwide, there are at least 29 pending lawsuits claiming police used excessive force.

DENVER — A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh more than two dozen similar lawsuits.

The jury found police used excessive force against protesters, violating their constitutional rights, and ordered the city of Denver to pay 12 who sued.

Nationwide, there are at least 29 pending lawsuits challenging law enforcement use of force during the 2020 protests, according to a search of…



2022-04-01 03:13:31

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