PORTLAND — Protesters who were abducted, beaten, and gassed by federal agents in Portland, Oregon, are suing President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, DHS officials, and the federal agents that violated the protesters’ civil rights in a lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon and Stoel Rives LLP.

Plaintiffs in the suit include: 

  • Chris David, the Navy veteran who made national headlines after videos showed him being beaten and gassed by federal agents, 
  • Mark Pettibone, the protester who also made national headlines after being abducted by unmarked federal agents in an unmarked minivan,
  • Mac Smiff, a protester was shot in the head with an impact munition by federal agents, knocking him to the ground and temporarily blinding him
  • Duston Obermeyer, a veteran who was beaten with batons and shot point-blank with a chemical irritant
  • Andre Miller, a protester who was shot in the head
  • Nichol Denison, a veteran who has hit in the head with a tear gas canister
  • Maureen “Mo” Healy, a college professor who was hit in the head with a metal projectile
  • James McNulty, a protester who was shot in the back
  • Organizations Black Millennial Movement and Rose City Justice


Per A. Ramfjord, Jeremy D. Sacks, Joel Mullin, Todd A. Hanchett, Amy Edwards, Geoffrey B. Tichenor, Steven J. Boender, Rachel C. Lee, Crystal S. Chase, Andrew T. Ho, and Jacob Goldberg from Stoel Rives LLP and Kelly Simon of the ACLU of Oregon.

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