St. Paul woman sues over alleged injury during Floyd protest

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Justice for George Floyd protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Photo Date: 5/26/2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul woman who says she was shot in the face with a projectile while protesting peacefully outside a Minneapolis police precinct after the killing of George Floyd has filed a federal lawsuit.

Ana Marie Gelhaye says the shooting caused permanent injury to her eye. The suit alleges that police violated her constitutional rights, including First Amendment protections.

“Making matters worse, no MPD officer rendered aid to Gelhaye after she was shot,” according to the suit. “Instead, several bystanders (who happened to be nurses/medical workers) provided immediate first aid on the street and then at Moon Palace Books, a store in the area, before rushing Gelhaye to Abbott Northwestern Emergency Department.”

The Star Tribune reports that medical professionals say Gelhaye suffered iris and retinal trauma and other permanent damage, incurring expensive medical bills. Documents state she also experienced psychological damage.

The Minneapolis city attorney declined to comment on the suit.

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