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Des Moines to pay $50,000 to settle another George Floyd protest arrest lawsuit

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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Des Moines has agreed to pay $50,000 to a man tackled and arrested during the George Floyd protests in 2020, officials say. Approved this week, the settlement is in addition to $25,000 Jacob Sahr received from Polk County in 2022, according to a report by Axios. Sahr, who now lives in Waterloo, sued both city and county, alleging false arrest and First Amendment retaliation by sheriff's deputies and police. According to court filings, Sahr, who is Black, attended a protest near the Iowa Capitol on the evening of May 30,...

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