New York attorney general sues NYPD over response to protests

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department violated New Yorkers’ First Amendment rights by suppressing “overwhelmingly peaceful” protests over the death of George Floyd, New York State Attorney General Letitia James charged Thursday in a lawsuit against the country’s largest police force. The 69-page suit asks a judge to declare the NYPD’s practices at protests unlawful and features photos of protester injuries at the hands of police officers. James seeks a court-appointed monitor to manage an overhaul of NYPD practices at protests, which she says have devolved into police abuse for decades. “F…

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