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Minneapolis OKs $950K payout to journalists injured by police during protests after George Floyd's murder

The Minneapolis City Council signed off Thursday on a nearly $1 million settlement with several journalists who sued in federal court after they were injured by police while covering protests that followed George Floyd's murder in 2020.

"We must protect journalists," said attorney Kevin Riach, who worked with the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-MN) to reach the agreement. "Their work is critical to the health of our democracy.

"This settlement is an important step forward in holding the Minneapolis Police Department accountable for its unconstitutional conduct and ensuring that journalists can feel safe reporting in our city."


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