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Pittsburgh Forks Over $200k After G-20 Lawsuits

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The city of Pittsburgh will pay more than $200,000 to settle two cases resulting from the 2009 G-20 Summit.

The two lawsuits were filed after police used Long Range Acoustic Devices and mass arrests, according to the ACLU.

A visiting CMU professor who has permanent hearing damage as a result of an LRAD used on a crowd of protesters will get $72,000.

“I am grateful that my case will serve as a deterrent to future users of the LRAD,” said Piper in a press release. “The LRAD should have no place on our American streets.”

The city will also pay $88,000 to 11 people who were arrested amongst demonstrators and bystanders shortly after the G-20 Summit ended, in a suit filed by the ACLU.

Another $96,242 will go to pay ACLU attorneys’ fees for four cases against Pittsburgh also relating to the 2009 G-20 Summit.

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