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Supreme Court Allows Police Officer’s Suit to Move Forward Against Black Lives Matter Leader

The Supreme Court allowed a police officer’s lawsuit against a Black Lives Matter leader to move forward Monday. (Click image for article.)

The Supreme Court allowed a police officer’s lawsuit against a Black Lives Matter leader to move forward Monday.

In a brief order, the justices turned away activist DeRay Mckesson’s First Amendment appeal, meaning he must face the lawsuit brought by the anonymous officer who was injured during a 2016 protest.

Days after police fatally shot Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., Mckesson organized a protest at which demonstrators blocked a highway outside a local police station. 

As police cleared the roadway, the officer, identified as John Doe, was hit with a “rock-like object” and suffered brain trauma, among other injuries, court filings show.

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