Judge hears case as protesters seek police limits

4 years 10 months 2 days ago Thursday, December 11 2014 Dec 11, 2014 Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:15:06 PM CST December 11, 2014 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A woman who protested in Ferguson and St. Louis on the night of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case says police used tear gas without provocation.

Protester Alexi Templeton testified Thursday as part of a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order that would place strict guidelines on police use of force during demonstrations.

It isn't clear when U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson will rule. Her decision will apply only to Missouri.

Templeton acknowledged that the Ferguson protest turned violent on Nov. 24, the night the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson was announced. But she says the violence came after police fired tear gas at peaceful protesters.

St. Louis County Police attorney Michael Hughes says officers handled themselves appropriately.

 

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