NY Lawmakers File Lawsuit Against NYPD Brutality At Protest

lawsuit was filed against New York City by two state lawmakers alleging NYPD police officers use excessive force against them

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A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against New York City by two state lawmakers alleging NYPD police officers use excessive force against them during the early days of protests following the killing of George Floyd.

State Senator Zillnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson filed a lawsuit against New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, and a number of other police officials, saying officers used excessive force against the pair, and numerous other protesters, when they gathered outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn on May 29.

In the filing, Myrie and Richardson say officers used bikes and pepper spray to violently attack the lawmakers on one of the first nights of widespread protests last year after Floyd’s death.

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