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Seattle Teacher Pepper-Sprayed by Police Reaches $100,000 Settlement

HeadlineJun 17, 2016

And in Seattle, a public school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by the police during a Black Lives Matter protest on Martin Luther King Day has reached a $100,000 settlement with the city, and he’s using the money to establish the Black Education Matters Scholarship for student activists. Jesse Hagopian is a history teacher at Garfield High School. He was pepper-sprayed by Seattle police officer Sandra Delafuente while talking on the phone with his mother after addressing the rally. He announced the settlement on Monday.

Jesse Hagopian: “I did reach a settlement with the city of Seattle for $100,000. But I want it to be clear that $100,000 is not justice.”

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