Denver hit with another federal lawsuit over police handling of George Floyd protests

The Denver Post: Denver was hit with another federal lawsuit Wednesday over its aggressive police response to the George Floyd protests last month.

The class-action lawsuit, which seeks damages for those arrested for curfew violations or who were injured during the demonstrations, alleges that police used “constitutionally unlawful crowd control tactics, including kettling (also known as containment or corralling), indiscriminate and unwarned launching of tear gas and flashbangs into crowds and at individuals, and shooting projectiles at protesters,” the complaint reads.

Police “knowingly placed these protesters in physical danger through indiscriminate use of excessive force,” according to the lawsuit.

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