Wednesday, May 25, 2022

City of Austin to pay $10 million to injured BLM protesters…

Source: ABC News

The City of Austin has agreed to pay a combined $10 million to two demonstrators who were injured by police during the 2020 racial justice protests that took place in the city.

Two protesters, Justin Howell and Anthony Evans, were severely injured when police used “less-lethal” ammunition as a form of crowd control during protests that took place after the deaths of George Floyd and Michael Ramos, who was killed by an Austin Police officer, according to two civil lawsuits filed against the city.

Members of the Austin City Council voted Thursday to approve the settlements to Anthony Evans, who will be paid $2 million, and Justin Howell, who will receive $8 million, marking the largest settlement amount ever paid for a use-of-force case in Austin, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE reported. Keep reading »