Police nearly severed Denver photographer’s finger with projectile during protests, lawsuit says

The Denver Post: A professional photographer nearly lost his finger when police officers shot him with a less-lethal projectile while he documented 2020 racial justice protests in downtown Denver, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Trevor Hughes sued Denver police Chief Paul Pazen and the cities of Denver and Aurora alleging a police officer working for one of the two cities used excessive force against him even though he was acting peacefully.

“It’s time and time again with the Denver police department and these protests and people being shot while they’re holding their hands up,” Hughes’ attorney, Andy McNulty, said. “There has to be some accountability at some point.”

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