Philadelphia to pay $9.25M over police excessive force during George Floyd protests

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2023
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A $9.25 million settlement was reached with the city of Philadelphia for what the plaintiff’s lawyers called “excessive, militaristic use of force” by police against peaceful demonstrators and residents during the George Floyd protests in 2020. The settlement was reached with 340 people, lawyers and city officials announced in statements on Monday. The lawsuit, filed in July 2020, challenged the Philadelphia Police Department’s response to protests in west Philadelphia where police used rubber bullets, pepper balls, and other uses of force, in some cases hurting people who weren’t involved in...

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