Jury Awards $14 Million to George Floyd Protesters Injured by Cops in Denver

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2022
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Police officers in Denver violated the rights of protesters during the huge 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd, a federal jury said Friday. As a result, 12 protesters were awarded a total of $14 million in damages after a three-week trial that lawyers involved in the case characterized as the first trial in a lawsuit that challenged police tactics during the 2020 protests that broke out across the country after the killing of Floyd.

Lawyers in the trial argued that police officers violated the constitutional rights of the 12 protesters who...

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