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DENVER LAW: Lawsuit against Denver for gunshot wound during George Floyd protest

DENVER (KDVR) –The list of lawsuits against the City and County of Denver by people who say police targeted them with less-lethal bombs during the George Floyd protests continues to grow.

Gabriel Schlough, who said his chin was left open by a police bullet while participating in the 2020 protests as a medic, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Denver and several individual officers.

“When Mr. Schlough was shot, he did not engage in any violence or threaten anyone with any act of violence. He did not commit any crimes,” the lawsuit alleges.

According to the lawsuit, Schlough said he was trying to help a woman who was hit by a tear gas canister when he was hit.

“Shortly after Mr. Schlough came to help the woman who was shot, the defendants… shot Mr. Schlough in the face and chest,” the lawsuit alleges.

According to the lawsuit, Schlough said the strike was like “being hit with a baseball bat.”

According to the lawsuit, the wound left a hole in the bottom of his chin, requiring 22 stitches.

“He is still experiencing significant pain from this injury and will likely require cosmetic surgery to heal,” the lawsuit states.

It is the practice of the City and County of Denver not to comment on active litigation.

Recently, City approved a payment of $500,000 to another protester being shot in the face – through a gas mask – with a 40mm bullet.

Andy McNulty, attorney representing Schlough, said: “Denver’s actions, while unconstitutional in any context, are even more dangerous here because of the violence and brutality of special police officers. specifically targeting peaceful protesters protesting against police violence and brutality,” said Andy McNulty, attorney for Schlough.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/attorneys-keep-filing-suits-on-behalf-of-protesters-struck-with-police-projectiles/ DENVER LAW: Lawsuit against Denver for gunshot wound during George Floyd protest

Tom Vazquez

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