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Nearly 40 people arrested last May while protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are suing Los Angeles County and three Southland cities, alleging many were harassed through various means, surrounded during processing by maskless officers and at times forced to urinate on themselves.
“Despite the plain language protection granted through federal and state constitutions alike, the defendants city of Los Angeles, county of Los Angeles, city of Santa Monica, city of Beverly Hills and other municipalities throughout California have taken direct action to silence the voices of the oppressed,” the suit alleges.
The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit was filed Friday by several attorneys and alleges civil rights violations, assault and battery, negligence, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiffs seek unspecified damages and civil penalties.