MN Agencies Accused of Civil Rights Abuses

MN Agencies Accused of Civil Rights Abuses

A lawsuit filed on Monday accuses several agencies in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area of civil rights abuses. 

Plaintiff Sam Wolk claims they were “unreasonably exposed” to pepper spray and tear gas while particpating in demonstrations following the death of Daunte Wright in April of 2021.  Wolk said officials shot them in the knee with a rubber bullet from less than ten feet away, causing chronic pain.  Wolk’s lawsuit was filed the same day Raven Bartz filed one against the Minneapolis police department.  Bartz claims her civil rights were violated after she was shot the head with a projectile during the George Floyd protests. 

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