HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Advocates sue LAPD over p...

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:43 PM

Advocates sue LAPD over protest tactics, ...

Source: Los Angeles Times

Advocates sue LAPD over protest tactics, alleging disabled homeless man was shot in face with rubber bullets

A coalition of criminal justice activists and homeless advocates filed a lawsuit against the city over how Los Angeles police have handled protests following the death of George Floyd, accusing officers of shooting a homeless man in the eye with rubber bullets and holding people for upward of 12 hours for simple curfew violations.

The suit filed late Friday by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Black Lives Matter and Los Angeles Community Action Network accused the L.A. Police Department of violating many protesters right to assemble and using excessive force.

The complaint also provided new information about an image of a homeless man bleeding from the eye in downtown Los Angeles that had gone viral and been shared by many critical of the department over the last week.

Protests over the death of Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, have led to unrest that Los Angeles has not seen since the 1992 riots. While businesses were looted and buildings were damaged and burned in downtown, Van Nuys and the Fairfax District, activists said protests have been largely peaceful and police have focused most of their attention on arresting demonstrators instead of looters.



Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-05/advocates-sue-lapd-over-protest-tactics-alleging-disabled-homeless-man-was-shot-in-face-with-rubber-bullets



2 replies, 747 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Advocates sue LAPD over protest tactics, ... (Original post)
Major Nikon Jun 6 OP
dhill926 Jun 6 #1
Coventina Jun 6 #2

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:44 PM

1. good god almighty....

that um, non lethal bullet did a lot of damage. Assholes....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 07:06 PM

2. FTP & ACAB

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread