Officer’s suit in protest injury goes to Louisiana court

Louisiana News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s highest court is set to hear arguments in a police officer’s 2016 lawsuit over injuries he received during racial justice protests. It’s a federal lawsuit that at one point reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, federal judges want the Louisiana Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the officer has a valid legal complaint under Louisiana law.

The suit says the unidentified officer suffered facial and brain injuries when he was hit by a rock or some other projectile. It says the object was thrown by an unidentified protester and that Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson is legally liable for the injuries.

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