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ACLU Sues Seattle for ‘Unnecessary Violence’

ACLU Sues Seattle for ‘Unnecessary Violence’

The lawsuit alleges the city has violated protesters’ First and Fourth Amendment rights.

“In response to these protests, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) has exercised an overwhelming and unconstitutional use of force to discourage these protesters from exercising their constitutional rights,” the lawsuit said.

“On almost nightly basis, the SPD has indiscriminately used excessive force against protesters, legal observers, journalists, and medical personnel.”

Read more at Seattle Times or download the filing.