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19 Austin Police Officers Indicted over Violent Response to 2020 BLM Protests

HeadlineFeb 18, 2022

In Texas, a grand jury has indicted 19 Austin police officers on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for their roles in violently suppressing Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. News of the indictments came just hours after Austin approved a $10 million settlement with two protesters injured by police, including 20-year-old Texas State University student Justin Howell, who suffered brain damage when he was shot in the head with a lead-pellet bag fired by an officer’s shotgun. 

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