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Denver Police Face Another Lawsuit Stemming From 2020 Protests

DENVER (CBS4)- The Denver Police Department is facing another lawsuit for its response to the 2020 protests after George Floyd's death. The most recent lawsuit claims the police department intentionally targeted community leader Lindsay Minter.

Attorneys for Minter claim that officers threw a "sting ball" grenade and shot projectiles at her. She underwent major dental surgery.

Earlier this month, CBS4 learned the City of Denver faces another federal lawsuit involving police that stems from the same protests. A dozen people who were part of the protests accuse the Denver Police Department of using excessive and indiscriminate force on them.

Day 3 Of George Floyd Protests In Denver: Saturday, May 30
DENVER, CO - MAY 30: A police officer in riot gear stands next to the Colorado State Capitol as protests against the death of George Floyd continue for a third night on May 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The city of Denver enacted a curfew for Saturday and Sunday nights and Governor Jared Polis activated the Colorado National Guard in hopes of stopping protests that have wreaked havoc across the city. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

They also claim those tactics were meant to deter them from exercising their Constitutional rights to protest.

Day 3 Of George Floyd Protests In Denver: Saturday, May 30
DENVER, CO - MAY 30: Police officers pepper spray a woman next to the Colorado State Capitol as protests against the death of George Floyd continue for a third night on May 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The city of Denver enacted a curfew for Saturday and Sunday nights and Governor Jared Polis activated the Colorado National Guard in hopes of stopping protests that have wreaked havoc across the city. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

This lawsuit follows a $14 million verdict that was handed down in March to a separate group of protesters in a similar case.

UPDATE: Woman Filing Lawsuit Vs. Denver Police Over 2020 Protests Says She Was 'Dazed' After Rubber Ball Grenade Hit Her In The Face

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