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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:00 PM

Lawsuit: North Dakota officers used 'violence' on protester

Source: Associated Press


Updated 2:18 pm CDT, Friday, July 19, 2019



Photo: Mike McCleary, AP
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, a large crowd representing a majority of the remaining Dakota Access Pipeline protesters march out of the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D. A man is suing North Dakota law enforcement for "excessive violence" he says officers used on him in January 2017 during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Marcus Mitchell, a Navajo tribal member, filed the lawsuit Thursday, July 18, 2019, against Morton County, city of Bismarck and state Highway Patrol officers. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A man who was injured during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in January 2017 has filed a lawsuit accusing North Dakota law enforcement of using "excessive violence."

Marcus Mitchell, 24, filed the lawsuit Thursday against Morton County, the city of Bismarck and state Highway Patrol officers. The lawsuit says officers fired shotgun beanbag rounds at peaceful, unarmed protesters, including Mitchell.

One of the beanbag shots shattered the orbital wall of Mitchell's left eye, wounding his cheekbone and the skin near his eye, according to the lawsuit.

"The bean bag round became lodged into his eye, with strands of the round protruding out of his left eye socket," the lawsuit says.



Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Lawsuit-North-Dakota-officers-used-violence-on-14108337.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:38 PM

1. Thank you for not posting a photo of his eye with the beanbag strands hanging out.

I hope he prevails, with a such a serious injury. I remember reading about another serious beanbag injury, and about a young woman whose arm was shattered at the elbow.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:48 AM

2. Outrageous!

Some things never change.....government firing on unarmed Natives.

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