The ACLU has filed suit against the city of St. Louis for “unlawful and unconstitutional” actions during the protests and riots of the Stockley verdict.
The lawsuit, announced in a press release, centers on the use of chemical weapons, interference with people filming police activity and violation of due process during the “kettling” incident downtown on Sunday.
“To create long-term change, we must address the problems of policing and racial disparities collaboratively,” the press release said. “Law enforcement officers, community members, experts, advocates, and elected officials must come together to create sustainable solutions. We must foster understanding and trust.”
More than 100 people were arrested Sunday night. Most of the charged were accused of failure to disperse.