NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Demonstrators have filed a lawsuit against local and state law enforcement agencies after over a New Orleans protest last summer in which tear gas was used.
New Orleans police acknowledged using tear gas and firing rubber bullets on protesters during the June 3 demonstration on the Crescent City Connection, WGNO-TV reported.
Demonstrators say it was a peaceful protest against racial injustice until police used excessive force.
Defendants include New Orleans police, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and about more than three-dozen police officers and commanders. Representatives for all of the agencies told the station that they do not comment on pending litigation.
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