As temp order expires, Denver agrees to restrict use of less-lethal force

Westword (Denver): Three weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed against the City of Denver regarding how law enforcement authorities were using less-lethal munitions against protesters, the plaintiffs and Denver officials have reached an agreement on some of the issues in that case.

“We were happy to work with the city to find a solution to protect peaceful protesters and protect these peaceful protests going forward,” says Milo Schwab, one of the attorneys representing the four plaintiffs, all of whom were present at the first days of the George Floyd protests.

The terms of the agreement, which will last until the litigation makes its way through the court, largely match the stipulations in the temporary restraining order that Judge R. Brooke Jackson of the U.S. District Court of Colorado granted on June 5. That order, which was extended for a week on June 19, was set to expire today, June 26.

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