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Seattle will pay $10 million to protesters who said police used excessive force during 2020 protests

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2024
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has agreed to pay $10 million to 50 demonstrators who sued over the police department’s heavy-handed response to racial justice protests in 2020, in a settlement announced by attorneys from both sides Wednesday. The protesters were among tens of thousands who rallied downtown and in the Capitol Hill neighborhood for weeks following the by Minneapolis police — a period that saw Seattle’s police department abandon its East Precinct building as well as the establishment of the a six-block zone taken over by protesters. The police department...

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