Judge bans Detroit police from using tear gas, batons or rubber bullets against 'peaceful protesters'
Judge bans Detroit police from using tear gas, batons or rubber bullets against 'peaceful protesters'

DETROIT — A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order requested Monday by the protest group Detroit Will Breathe, which bars Detroit police officers from using several tactics and equipment on “peaceful protesters” for 14 days.Police Chief James Craig responded to the order by U.S. District Judge Laurie J. Michelson by saying his officers only have used force when protesters weren’t peaceful and that the ruling won’t change how the department handles demonstrations.Detroit Will Breathe filed a federal lawsuit alleging Detroit police used “unnecessary, unreasonable and exc…

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