Settlement reached in case against City of Fort Wayne following downtown protests
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A settlement has been reached in a case against the City of Fort Wayne following the George Floyd protests in summer 2020.
A one hundred thousand dollar settlement will be paid to the ACLU of Indiana Foundation, Inc. following a lawsuit that was filed after the protests. The group behind the case is known as Black and Brown Liberation, and is comprised of about a dozen people who say their constitutional rights were violated during the downtown protests.
The case states officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department violated the group’s First and Fourth Amendment rights. In documents released Wednesday, attorneys say a settlement was reached that all plaintiffs, with exception of Black and Brown Liberation, will receive a settlement check soon.
In the documents, city attorneys say they are processing the check and will be made out to the ACLU of Indiana Foundation, Inc. in the sum of $100,000.
ABC21 News reached out to city leaders who say they have no comment on the case.
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