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Seattle Will Pay $10 Million To Protesters Who Said Police Used Excessive Force During 2020 Protests

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Seattle has agreed to pay $10 million to 50 demonstrators who sued over the police department’s response to racial justice protests in 2020.

The protests followed the killing of George Floyd and included the establishment of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.”

The police department’s aggressive tactics, including the use of flash-bang grenades and foam-tipped projectiles, led to injuries among demonstrators.

“Historians should review what we collected and write the true story of the shameful behavior of our City against the Peaceful Protesters,” attorney Karen Koehler stated.

“This decision was the best financial decision for the City considering risk, cost, and insurance,” city attorney Ann Davison said.

The settlement, involving over 10,000 videos and hundreds of witness interviews, does not admit liability on the city’s part and comes after a federal judge ordered the department to stop using chemical and other weapons indiscriminately against peaceful demonstrators.

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