RNC Protester to File Lawsuit
An anti-war protester is holding a news conference Friday afternoon to announce plans to sue the city of St. Paul, according to MPR.
This is the first major lawsuit coming after the Republican National Convention.
Mick Kelly was an organizer of an anti-war march. According to WCCO he was carrying the lead banner in a march to the Xcel Center on the last day of the convention.
Kelly has already sued the city after he was arrested for handing out leaflets outside a Barack Obama rally.
Attorneys for Kelly contend that he was shot at close range with a foam tipped round and injured by police. They are seeking $250,000 in damages.
St.Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has appointed former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Luger to head a review of law enforcement planning and tactics.