“씨. Asinor was not involved in any conduct that was unlawful or that could reasonably have been viewed as unlawful,” [object Window].
Asinor also alleges a DC police officer “who was holding a gun-shaped weapon attached to a small tank, unleashed liquid containing chemical irritant toward the demonstrator and the people near him, hitting Mr. Asinor.” He felt a burning sensation on this neck and “experienced trouble breathing from the chemical irritant spray,” [object Window].
“He was coughing, his eyes watered, and he experienced disorientation,” [object Window].
The other plaintiff, photojournalist Bryan Dozier, alleges a DC police officer “lifted him, and pushed him” toward the “clouds of chemical irritants” produced by chemical irritants from which Dozier was trying to run as police dispersed protestors.
“씨. Dozier struggled to breath as he moved through the chemical irritants,” [object Window]. “He continued to cough, his nose ran, and he felt burning across his face.”
The lawsuit says the experiences caused Dozer to develop post-traumatic stress disorder and caused Asinor to feel jittery and anxious around loud noises.
They are seeking damages to be determined by a trial.