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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two photojournalists who allege they were hit by chemical irritants and stun grenades by Metropolitan Police Department officers while covering racial justice protests in August 2020.

The lawsuit against the DC government and eight unnamed police officers alleges MPD used less-lethal force on protestors in late August, despite the fact the DC Council had banned the use of chemical munitions and less-lethal projectiles about a month earlier.
One of the plaintiffs, freelance photojournalist Oyoma Asinor, alleges in the lawsuit he identified himself as a journalist but was arrested without probable cause. DC law enforcement detained him overnight but released him without charges, according to Asinor. He says MPD failed to return his cell phone, camera and goggles for nearly a year.
    “씨. Asinor was not involved in any conduct that was unlawful or that could reasonably have been viewed as unlawful,” [object Window].
      CNN has reached out to the MPD and DC’s mayor’s office for comment.
        Asinor also alleges a DC police officerwho 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 andexperienced 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 officerlifted him, and pushed himtoward theclouds of chemical irritantsproduced 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.

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