Myrie, Richardson sue NYPD for civil rights violations at Floyd protests

State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblymember Diana Richardson are suing the NYPD in federal court, alleging that the Department violated their civil rights during last year’s protests against police brutality in Brooklyn.

The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Brooklyn on Monday, claims that Myrie and Richardson were subject to excessive force at protests in May of last year at the hands of the NYPD, including being kettled and pepper sprayed. Myrie was also subject to an unlawful arrest, the suit claims.

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