September 22, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two men injured by police during violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are suing the city, its police chief and unnamed officers.
Twenty-five-year-old Soren Stevenson lost his left eye after he was shot by police with a projectile in the days following Floyd’s death May 25.
Nineteen-year-old Ethan Marks suffered blinding injuries to his right eye when a tear gas canister exploded in his face.
Marks says he was helping his mother clean up rubble along a Minneapolis street May 28 when he was struck without warning on an interstate ramp.
An attorney for both men, Robert Bennett, is seeking $10 million in damages plus attorneys fees for each of them.