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Ohio capital city to pay $5.75 million to injured protesters

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Dec 09, 2021

COLUMBUS — Ohio's capital city has agreed to pay $5.75 million to people injured during last year's racial injustice and police brutality protests.

John Marshall is a Columbus civil rights attorney and lead counsel on a federal lawsuit representing 32 people injured during the protests.

Marshall said Thursday that a special master will determine payouts based on protesters' individual injuries.

Columbus City Council is expected to approve the settlement next week.

The settlement also finalizes details of a federal judge's order earlier this year that Columbus police must stop using nonlethal force such as tear gas on nonviolent protesters who aren't harming people or destroying property.