A WOMAN is suing police after her “nose was severed from her face” after being shot with a projectile during a George Floyd protest
An officer shot Elise Poole with “an impact munition, severing her nose from her face
The injury left Poole, from Lincoln, Nebraska, needing reconstructive surgery
The Nebraska ACLU filed a lawsuit in the US District Court on behalf of Elise Poole
But an officer shot Poole with “an impact munition, severing her nose from her face.
Cops reacted to the protesters for breaking a civil disobedience curfew in the days after the death of George Floyd at the hands of cops.
According to 1011now, the lawsuit claims officers in riot gear used pepper balls and tear gas on a group that was protesting police brutality.
Poole’s filing includes horrific photos of her blood-soaked nose, and a photograph of half her face bandaged and packed with gauze after she was treated for her injury.
The document states “the traumatic injury” left the protester “requiring emergency reconstructive surgery.”
Riot police arrest BLM protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 23, 2020
The death of George Floyd in July last year sparked a wave of protests around the world
Adam Sipple, legal director at ACLU of Nebraska said: “Officers traumatized Elise and every other peaceful protester at that scene in an outrageous violation of their rights.
“It was never justified, and it was never acceptable.
“We brought this lawsuit because we share Elise’s conviction that we need to make sure this never happens again.
“There’s no way for this community to move forward toward justice without accountability.”
He was filmed crying “I can’t breathe” as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
Chauvin is set to be tried for Floyd’s murder next month.