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Law Enforcement: We Used 'Great Restraint' Against Pipeline Protesters


The Morton County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday that law enforcement showed “great restraint in the face of professional protesters” when the office came upon a class action lawsuit filed by National Lawyers Guild group on behalf of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock protest site claiming police used excessive force against the demonstrators.

The civil rights class action complaint seeks “damages and injunctive relief arising from Defendants’ curtailment of Plaintiffs’ First and Fourth Amendment rights by using highly dangerous Specialty Impact Munitions (SIM), explosive teargas grenades, teargas canisters, and a water cannon spraying high pressure water, as a means of dispersing protests and prayer ceremonies associated with opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).”

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