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Charlotte Officers, City Sued Over Protest Response

Charlotte Officers, City Sued Over Protest Response

The lawsuit accuses CMPD and members of its command staff of drawing up a plan to end the night’s protests in Uptown over the death of George Floyd with “a retaliatory and punishing show of force ... to discourage future protests against police.”

August 4, 2021

NYPD Officers Sue Over Attacks During Brooklyn Bridge Protest

Both officers are seeking unspecified damages for their injuries, which include “contusions, abrasions, soreness, sleeplessness and agitation, and significant pain and suffering,” according to their largely identical suits filed separately in Manhattan Supreme Court.

July 15, 2021

Daunte Wright's Estate Sued by Alleged Victims of His Violent Crimes 

Lawsuit Filed Against Rochester Police for "Culture of Brutality"

The 96-page lawsuit names Mayor Lovely Warren and former Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, who was fired in the fallout from Prude’s death. Other defendants include the city of Rochester, Monroe County and various unidentified police officers, sheriff’s deputies and New York state troopers.

April 7, 2021

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Could Criminalize Taunting Officers

Under the legislation, anyone who "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response" would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 90 days in jail and fines.

March 12, 2021

Judge Holds Seattle Police in Contempt Over Use of Less-Lethal Weapons at Protests
Lawsuit Accuses Chicago Officers of Brutalizing, Violating Rights of 60 Protesters

St. Louis Official Sues City Over Tear Gas at Protest

A St. Louis official who joined protests after former Officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of murder last year in the shooting of drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith is suing over the police response to the demonstrations.

September 27, 2018

ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Police Actions During Stockley Verdict Protests
Attorneys for BLM Activist Try to Get Officer’s Lawsuit Dismissed

Attorneys for BLM Activist Try to Get Officer’s Lawsuit Dismissed

An attorney for Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson urged a federal judge Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by an unnamed Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest four days after the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterling in the city.

March 28, 2017

Baton Rouge Officer Sues Black Lives Matter Over Injuries Suffered in July Riot
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