Federal Judge Orders Police To Stop Using Force On Peaceful Protesters

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Federal Judge Orders Police To Stop Using Force On Peaceful Protesters
The judge made the decision in light of protests last year after the murder of George Floyd.
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We've seen demonstrations in Columbus, Ohio in recent weeks after a 16-year-old Black girl was killed by police.

And now a federal judge has ordered police there to stop using force against peaceful protesters.

The judge made the decision in light of protests last year after the murder of George Floyd.

He says Columbus officers "clothed with the awesome power of the state" ran "amok."

The judge's order prevents officers from using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against people who aren't breaking the law.