NYC To Pay $6 Million To Black Lives Matter Protesters

Gothamist reports:

New York City has agreed to pay more than $20,000 each to hundreds of individuals who were trapped by police and attacked with batons and pepper spray during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

According to documents filed in federal court on Tuesday evening, the city and the NYPD reached a proposed settlement to compensate anyone who was corralled by police during the infamous June 4 crackdown, which took place at the height of the protests against the police killing of George Floyd.

The settlement, which still must be approved by a judge, is believed to be the largest-per-person payout for any police attack on protesters in the country, according to Alison Frick, an attorney for the demonstrators.

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