The ACLU of Minnesota filed a class-action lawsuit overnight Tuesday on behalf of journalists targeted and attacked by law enforcement while covering protests over the police murder of George Floyd.

The ACLU-MN, Fredrikson & Byron P.A. and Apollo Law LLC are suing the City of Minneapolis, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, police union head Lt. Bob Kroll, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, and Minnesota State Patrol Colonel Matthew Langer. Jared Goyette et al. v. City of Minneapolis et al. was filed in U.S. District Court in the Minnesota District.

Attorney(s)

Teresa Nelson, Adam W. Hansen, Kevin C. Riach, Dulce J. Foster, Pari I. McGarraugh, Jacob P. Harris

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Fredrikson & Byron P.A. and Apollo Law LLC

Date filed

June 3, 2020

Court

U.S. District Court of Minnesota

Status

Active