Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ferguson Protester's Lawsuit against St. Louis County Police Revived by Appeals Court

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ferguson Protester's Lawsuit against St. Louis County Police Revived by Appeals Court

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ST. LOUIS * A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Ferguson protester's civil rights lawsuit against police that had been dismissed last year.

The suit, on behalf of 10 people, claimed that police used excessive force while arresting them during protests in the days after the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of Michael Brown by then-Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

But U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey granted summary judgment to police, police officials, St. Louis County and the city of Ferguson in October, ruling that police actions had not been taken in "bad faith."

Officers gave repeated warnings before beginning arrests, Autrey ruled, and they and their bosses were "entitled to official and qualified immunity" from the suit. He also wrote that many of the claims were not backed up by video evidence or other testimony. …

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