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Brooklyn Lawmakers Sue NYPD Saying They Were Beaten With Bicycles at 2020 Protests

Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblymember Diana Richardson went to a protest against racial injustice at the Barclays Center, trusting that NYPD officers would keep the peace. Instead, the two Brooklyn lawmakers — who are both Black — were pepper-sprayed in the face, surrounded by cops and beaten with department-issued bicycles, according to a new civil rights […]