NY AG sues NYPD for excessive force at protests

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    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. New York’s state attorney general on Thursday sued New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city’s police commissioner over allegations the police used excessive force against racial justice protesters after the killing of George Floyd in May.

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