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Police Use of Less Lethal Weapons to the Face, Head During Protests Across the Country Leave Many Permanently Damaged

DENVER (KDVR) — The use of less lethal weapons by police during protests and demonstrations in Denver has resulted in a lawsuit as well as a temporary restraining order against the DPD.

Gov. Jared Polis has also recently signed into law a broad police accountability bill over concerns of use of force by police officers.

In Colorado, up until June 9, five individuals reported being hit in the head and/or face by less lethal weapons by police during protests.

A 21-year-old reported getting struck on May 30 around 9:30 p.m. while walking to his car.

Russell Strong, a Lakewood resident, was struck on May 30 while protesting at Civic Center Park and will need several facial reconstructive surgeries. Strong had broken bones around his eye, and the right side of his jaw will need to be realigned.

GoFundMe is available to assist Strong with medical bills.

Russell Strong is a client of Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC.

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