Apparent Settlement Reached in Indianapolis Black Lives Matter Lawsuit

A dismissal filed on October 5, 2020, appears to indicate a settlement in an Indiana lawsuit. The case pitches the City of Indianapolis against the ACLU of Indiana and the Indy10 Black Lives Matter group.

The original complaint in the case was filed on June 18, 2020. Indy10 Black Lives Matter and the ACLU alleged that the City of Indianapolis used “tear gas, flash grenades, and pepper-ball projectiles” against peaceful protestors, in addition to “shows of force by members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.”

According to Fox 59, the protestors in question were speaking out “against police brutality and for racial equality following the death of George Floyd.” During the protest, the IMPD allegedly used batons and rubber bullets against demonstrators. The IMPD has since put out a public statement claiming that rubber bullets were not used.

Both parties now have up to 60 days to dismiss the lawsuit.

This is a developing story.

Lee McFarland

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