U.S. Settles with BLM Protesters Violently Cleared from White House Park
As part of the settlement, the government refused to admit wrongdoing
U.S. law enforcement agencies have agreed to change some of their policies for responding to demonstrations on federal property, part of a partial settlement agreement reached with Black Lives Matter protesters who were violently cleared from a park near the White House in June 2020.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has settled claims in four civil lawsuits brought by racial justice demonstrators who said their rights were violated in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., according to a Justice Department press release issued on Wednesday.
As part of the settlement, U.S. Park Police officers will face new limits on the use of non-lethal force and procedures to facilitate safe crowd dispersal, said the DOJ.
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