Lee Monument Protest Lawsuit in Richmond
If your rights were violated by police at Lee Circle in Richmond on June 1, 2020, you may be able to join a pending lawsuit that could affect your right to compensation. Contact Halperin Law Center for more information.
An incident at Lee Circle in Richmond, Virginia, has prompted a lawsuit against Richmond police officers. This incident took place June 1 between 7:32 and 7:42 p.m. at a protest at the Lee monument in Richmond.
If you suffered a violation of your rights at the Lee monument protest, this lawsuit may affect you. Call Halperin Law Center at 804-527-0100 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to learn more.
The Lee Circle Protest Incident
A large group of people gathered and marched to Lee Circle to protest police misconduct on June 1, 2020. Officers with the Richmond Police Department pointed their weapons at the group and used batons, chemical sprays, and gas to disperse it.
These events took place between 7:32 and 7:42 p.m.
Can I Sue for Police Misconduct at a Protest?
Already, some of the people whose rights were violated at the Richmond Lee monument have filed lawsuits against the police. With court agreement, they expect a case to proceed as a class action.
Here’s what a class action would do in this case: bring lawsuits on behalf of everyone who was harmed during this incident.
That includes everyone except those who have objected to being included in the class action lawsuit.
When resolved, class action lawsuits are final and binding for all claims covered by the lawsuit.
Can I Join the Lee Monument Police Misconduct Lawsuit?
Here are the criteria for inclusion in this class action lawsuit against Richmond police officers:
- You must have been present at Richmond’s Lee Circle (including the park, street, and adjacent sidewalks) on June 1, 2020.
- You must have been there to engage in an activity protected by the First Amendment.
- You must have witnessed and been a victim of a violation of rights through acts or threats of violence by officers, employees, or agents of the Richmond Police Department.
- Your harm must have occurred between 7:32 p.m. (when the Richmond police officers pointed firearms at those gathered) and 7:42 p.m.
Those who were affected by this incident must demonstrate how their rights were violated.
If you have any information that can demonstrate your presence at Lee Circle on June 1, 2020, or the violation of your rights, preserve it. Witness contact information, cell phone location data, medical records, clothing or other damaged items, social media posts, photos, and videos could all be useful.
If you are not sure whether you qualify to join this lawsuit, reach out to Halperin Law Center for answers.
Police Protest Lawsuit Allegations
The claims included in the pending lawsuits against Richmond police include the following:
- False imprisonment
- Violations of constitutional rights
- First Amendment claims
- Fourth Amendment claims
- Fourteenth Amendment claims
Note that the exact claims depend on what happened to the individual during the protest at the Lee monument. Some of the above claims will not apply to all who join the potential class action lawsuit.
Your Rights as a Protest Misconduct Victim
If this lawsuit is allowed to move forward as a class action and you are a qualifying member of the class, you have a right to use an attorney to enter an appearance in the lawsuit.
Anyone who wants to be excluded from the lawsuit can request exclusion. Keep in mind that there is a deadline to do so.
To preserve your rights as a member of this class action, you must meet certain criteria and legal deadlines. If you have questions or concerns, contact a qualified Richmond attorney.
Keep in mind, too, that some of your information will be disclosed if the class action is resolved in favor of the class. This information will prove that you were present for and affected by the Lee protest incident.
Reach Out to Halperin Law Center
If you would like to learn more about the Lee monument protest lawsuit in Richmond, contact the experienced, top-rated attorneys at Halperin Law Center by calling us at 804-527-0100 or filling out the form below.