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Protest injuries

NEW ORLEANS — Answering certified questions from the Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court found that state law recognizes a duty not to “negligently precipitate the crime of a third party,” and the state’s Professional Rescuer’s Doctrine does not bar recovery in a police officer’s suit against civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson arising from the officer’s alleged injuries incurred at a protest relating to the police shooting death of Alton Sterling.

Read the opinion here.

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