Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson is no stranger to having in run-ins with law enforcement throughout his time as one of the leaders of the movement, however he just earned his first lawsuit while protesting on injustice. Last summer when BLM was at the forefront of several protests and marches stemming from blacks that were murdered by police, McKesson was arrested for his efforts, but apparently that wasn’t enough for the Baton Rouge police department because now an officer is filing a lengthy lawsuit.
Last July as DeRay McKesson was leading a BLM rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apparently he was responsible for the damage, distress and injuries suffered from a local police officer, who has decided to sue McKesson. The Grio has the further details about the lawsuit, including the specific injuries the officer reportedly sustained.
Via The Grio:
A Baton Rouge police officer is suing DeRay McKesson over a Black Lives Matter rally on July 9, according to TMZ.
According to the officer, who is filing as a John Doe, the rally-goers were blocking the streets, and police were called to the scene. While responding, the officer claims that he and other officers were hit with bottles looted from a nearby store before someone grabbed a rock or piece of concrete and threw it at him.
The officer claims to have injured his jaw and brain in attention to losing some teeth, and he is suing for medical bills and damages, claiming that McKesson incited the crowd to violence.
At press time there have been no details on the actual amount that the officer is seeking from McKesson, who has also yet to respond to the lawsuit. As an officer of the law, it seems that the possibility of being injured, shot, etc., is part of the job description not a cause for a lawsuit.
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