Pittsburgh Forks Over $200k After G-20 Lawsuits
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.