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SCOTUS Sides with DeRay Mckesson in Lawsuit over Police Officer Injured at Protest

HeadlineNov 03, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case against activist DeRay Mckesson, sending it back to state courts for now. The lawsuit was filed by a police officer who was injured at a protest over the 2016 police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The unnamed officer was hit with a piece of concrete or rock allegedly thrown by a protester. The officer sued Mckesson for damages because of his affiliation with Black Lives Matter, even though the identity of the alleged assailant is unknown.

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