LAPD officers monitor protesters at Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, Monday, June, 2020. The protest was in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

On May 30, as Black Lives Matter protestors gathered to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd and other deaths at the hands of law enforcement Fahren James was shot by a Los Angeles Police Officer with rubber bullets at point-blank range.
Now, James and her attorney have announced that she has filed a lawsuit against the LAPD.

James was shot twice with projectiles at the protest. One of the rubber bullets struck her in the abdomen. She says that she received no medical care from the officers, despite pleas from her and other witnesses as she stood “bleeding and bruised from the inflicted baton strikes and metal projectile blast.” She was hospitalized for several days and still has metal fragments in her stomach.


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