Morton County officials being sued for use of 'excessive force' against protesters

MANDAN, N.D. (Valley News Live) On Monday, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a class action suit through the US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters earlier this month.

The suit was filed through the U.S. District Court in Bismarck by those who were hurt on November 20th and November 21st.

They want an immediate injunction preventing the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies from using rubber bullets, lead-filled “beanbags,” water cannons and hoses, explosive teargas grenades and other chemical agents used against protesters.

We've attached the suit to this story. Check back with Valley News Live on this developing story.



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