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BP: Injured DAPL protester sues Morton County, law enforcement officials after she was hit by 'flashbang' in 2016


November 21, 2018

BISMARCK — A Dakota Access Pipeline protester filed a federal lawsuit against Morton County and several law enforcement officials this week, accusing an unnamed officer of firing an “explosive munition” and severely injuring her two years ago.

Sophia Wilansky of New York filed the lawsuit Monday, Nov. 19, in U.S. District Court in North Dakota. It seeks “economic compensatory damages of millions of dollars” for her medical care, rehabilitation and loss of earning and employment opportunities. It also requests an order requiring the Morton County Sheriff’s Office to train officers on using nonlethal weapons and to issue a press release that retracts “the false and defamatory statements” made about Wilansky, identifies the officer who allegedly injured her and accepts responsibility for the injury.


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