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L.A. Times Journalists Who Were Attacked by Minnesota Troopers Reach a $1.2 Million Settlement

Two Los Angeles Times journalists attacked by Minnesota State Patrol troopers in 2020 have agreed to settle their lawsuit against the state for $1.2 million, the L.A. Times reported Wednesday.

The journalists involved in the incident, which happened in Minneapolis on May 30, 2020, as they covered the response to George Floyd’s murder, were staff photographer Carolyn Cole and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, then The Times’ Houston bureau chief.

“Even though they were wearing credentials, carrying media equipment and identified themselves as press, the journalists said, the troopers then backed them and other media personnel into a corner against a wall and began firing projectiles and pepper-spraying the group,” the L.A. Times reported.

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