Regional News • Americas • United States
2020-06-07T14:10:02+00:00

Denver judge prohibits use of chemical agents and projectiles against peaceful protestors

Denver judge prohibits use of chemical agents and projectiles against peaceful protestors
Police officers standing guard towards George Floyd protestors in Minneapolis Credit: unsplash.com/munshots

On Friday, Denver US District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits law enforcement the use of non-lethal projectiles and chemical agents, such as pepper spray and tear gas, against peaceful protestors. The order is effective immediately. Jackson's ruling stated that "the Denver Police Department [DPD] has failed in its duty to police its own." The DPD responded on Twitter, writing: "#ALERT #Denver – A federal judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) clarifying #DPD use of non-lethal dispersant devices. In the meantime, we will comply with the judge’s directions, many of which are already in line with our community-consulted Use of Force Policy."

Pentributor:
Highly edible human, designer of all things digital, co-founder of Pendect, creative native, constant wa/onderer, morse code lady, full-time dog pillow.
Card reviewed by: @ericof