Civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a protester who was arrested and allegedly banned by police in Kansas City, Missouri, from participating in future protests or returning to the popular shopping and dining district where the protests were held.
The ACLU of Missouri and MacArthur Justice Center sued on Thursday the Kansas City, Missouri, police commissioners challenging what they call an unconstitutional verbal banishment order. The lawsuit stems from a June 1 protest against police brutality and racial injustice at the Country Club Plaza. Theresa Taylor and about 100 others were arrested.
Police spokesperson Jake Becchina declined comment.