June 13, 2020

Man sues police over tear gas, rubber bullets in SC protest

Man sues police over tear gas, rubber bullets in SC protest


Gas mask. (Photo: MGN)

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A man who said he was hurt by police firing rubber bullets at tear gas during violent protests in South Carolina’s capital is suing several police agencies.

Patrick Norris said he was part of a group May 31 who marched from the Statehouse to Columbia Police headquarters. The lawsuit says police started shooting rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators without warning.

Norris included pictures of three deep, round wounds on his back and legs.

The suit names Columbia Police, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Corrections, which sent a unit that typically deals with prison riots to the May 31 protests.



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