Thursday, July 2, 2020

Cyclist arrested at protest files $500,000 claim with city

From JSOnline:

Bruce Vielmetti
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A cyclist whose forceful arrest at a peaceful protest prompted a reaction that led police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets near Fiserv Forum last month is asking the city for $500,000 in damages.
Cameron Murdoch filed a detailed notice of claim that, drafted after his lawyers saw photos and video from bystanders, portrays him as an innocent bystander attacked by officers shortly after they had crashed into each other on their bicycles.
The notice of claim, a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit, was filed with the city June 25. It alleges excessive force, unlawful arrest, failure to intervene, negligence and other claims, and says the city should be held liable for the officers' actions.
Murdoch is represented by Drew DeVinney of Martin Law Office and Edgar Lin of Ahmad & Associates. Four days after the incident, Murdoch posted a video statement that he intended to hold police accountable.

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